Manufacturer: Lemke (View all products by Lemke)
Model: Elk-Buffalo Deluxe (View all Elk-Buffalo Deluxe reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I was lucky enough to find a used Lemke the right size for $2000.
Likes: From the first moment I sat in this saddle, I loved it! I've ridden in lots of brands of dressage saddles (none in the VERY expensive - above $3500 - range, but lots of the mid-range to fairly expensive brands), and this one was by far the best at helping me sit correctly and stay with my horse's motion. It has a deep seat and large thigh blocks - both of which I like, though I know some riders don't. Whether I am in the arena schooling, or out on the trail relaxing, this is the saddle I want to ride.
Dislikes: The only thing I don't like, which didn't happen until the saddle had LOTS of hours of riding on it, is that the seat developed a wrinkle which has cracked, so I need to get the seat replaced. But considering how much use this saddle has had (both before & after I bought it), I can't really complain too much. The only other "negative" is that now I'm spoiled, and nearly any other saddle is uncomfortable by comparison!
Quality: It seems to be well-built. The leather is supple, substantial, and (except for the one spot in the seat) wearing well.
Summary: I keep hoping to find another (less expensive) saddle that will fit my other horse but so far, nothing else has matched the Lemke for balance, security & comfort.
Usefulness Rating: 2.91667 out of 5.
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