Vienna II
Dressage Saddles

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Manufacturer: Thornhill
Model: Vienna II
Category: Dressage Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle brand new from a saddler for my thoroughbred who had an oddly shaped back. It cost just under $900.

Likes: I personally prefer this saddle to many of the other $1k+ name brand saddles that I have tried with my thoroughbred and other horses before I came upon this one! I have extremely long legs, and went with the 20" model with a 32cm tree. It fits me like a glove and goes from horse to horse very easily! Even though I bought it for my medium-width high-withered thoroughbred, I have successfully ridden(and competed) in this saddle on my wide Quarter Horse. The flocking in it is real wool(the type that is 2"-3"+ long), not scraps or synthetic flocking like many other popular saddles. After 5 rides, it has easily conformed to my horse's back. The knee-rolls are amazing! I'm the type that cannot stand the "locked-in" feeling, yet when I need support I want a saddle that can offer that to me instantly. The Vienna II did exactly that! I have a free range of motion, yet when my horse stumbles/spooks I have support. The stirrup bars are nicely positioned on this saddle and give me the "classical" alignment. The seat is very soft and supportive.

Dislikes: I prefer a wider twist(I have very wide seat-bones) and this saddle has a twist on the narrower side. At first the billets were uneven, but they have stretched equally and are now fine. The leather easily scuffs, and after only 15 or so rides the spot where the billets rub on the flaps has worn some.

Quality: The construction is very nice for a saddle made in Argentina! It looks and feels as if it is from England! The quality is better than what you would expect for a saddle in it's price range.

Summary: Overall, I really like this saddle and would buy another Thornhill if I had the chance. Though it has a few minor problems, there is nothing that stops me from using it, and I'm quite picky when it comes to saddles! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great saddle at a lower price.

Rating: 4

Author: Jordan J.

Date: 2006-11-16

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