Just Rite Design/JRD
Manufacturer: Just Rite Design/JRD
Model: Dressage Saddle
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle used from a woman who boarded at the barn where I was taking lessons. This woman buys top-notch tack so even tho I was not familiar with the brand JRD, I figured it had to be good if she owned it. I did not yet have a horse(!!), but I sat in the saddle and immediately fell in love. I paid $1,050 for it and decided I had to find a horse to fit the saddle instead of the saddle to fit the horse!
Likes: The saddle is quite deep and made so your position is correct when on the horse. It is one of the most comfortable I have ever sat...very comparable to a Schleese JES Dressage in my opinion. The leather is very high quality...I usually clean the saddle with a light cleaner after riding and condition it about every 6 mos or so. Honestly, after 3 years of use (and I bought the saddle used so longer than that!), there is very little wear or scratching. I get many compliments!
Dislikes: The only thing I can say I don't like is that the saddle has brass fittings where the grab strap is...I prefer silver just to coordinate with my stirrups. That is the only thing I can say I wish were different!
Quality: Quality is tops! I have had no issues with loose stitching, cracking or scratching of the leather. I have had the saddle for 3 years...ride in in 4-5 times a week.
Summary: I had not heard of JRD when I was looking at this saddle. I found a phone number of the manufacturer online and phoned to see if I could get more information. I received a return phone call immediately. The gentleman was very friendly and helpful. I felt confident after talking with him that I was getting a quality saddle...and I was right!
Author: M. Faherty
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
Leon Liversage Saddles Eduro Sport Light Dressage Saddles
Collegiate Monarch Dressage Saddles
Berney Brothers Kildare Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro Trainer bridle Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Cervia Dressage Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Flight Dressage Saddles
Frank Banes Omni Dressage Saddles
Collegiate Jessica Dressage Saddles
County Perfection Dressage Saddles
Ansur Treeless Classic Dressage Saddles
Danny DK Freedom Saddle Dressage Saddles
County Fusion, XTR Dressage Saddles
M. Toulouse Diana Pro Gensis Dressage Saddles
Karl Niedersauss Olympic Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Icon Coda Dressage Saddles
DK Saddlery Freedom Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Barefoot Stella Dressage Saddles
Ascot International Commander Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles