Manufacturer: Schleese (View all products by Schleese Saddlery)
Model: JES Advanced GP (View all JES Advanced GP reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle from a Schleese rep when they were conducting a fitting clinic at our stable. The year before I attended this clinic and tried a demo, and the instant change was unmistakable! My horse's shoulder and spine where instantly freed. I purchased the saddle new, custom fit and shipped to my house for $2800.00 taxes included (Canada)
Likes: I love the way this saddle fits my horse and I. The saddle fitter from Schleese measured both of us and even took time to explain how saddles should fit and why many saddles to not, and what parts of my horse were suffering from my old saddle. It was the ride in the demo that changed my mind and made me believe in Schleese's saddles. Even as an adult amateur rider, it has made my rides much more enjoyable. I like the french leather, and how they can customize the flap length and cut.
Dislikes: There are no dislikes.
Quality: The saddle is handmade in Canada, and the quality of the leather is second to none. My saddle is 2 & 1/2 yrs old and the leather broke in nicely within the first 6 months. The billets are made of quality leather and they were specially made into a V-system to better fit my horse.
Summary: If you want to invest in a saddle that will last a lifetime and be worth the extra money, the entire Schleese line is worth looking into.
Author: New Brunswick Canada
Usefulness Rating: 4.52 out of 5.
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