Manufacturer: Whippy (View all products by Whippy)
Model: All Purpose Saddle (View all All Purpose Saddle reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle used on EBay for under $400. I'd been rising a Crosby Mark VI, and while it's a fine saddle, I needed something that would offer me greater security out on the trails. The seller was very helpful, and provided plenty of good photos to help me make my choice.
Likes: The color is a beautiful dark brown, and the quality and condition of the leather is excellent. The head a slightly cut back, allowing a perfect fit on my slightly high withered Anglo/Arab-Connemara. The saddle also has a generous gullet for a comfortable fit over the spine. The saddle has a very deep seat, padded flaps and knee rolls, all of which provide me with the security I was seeking. This saddle cradles me, giving me greater confidence. My trainer immediately noticed that my position and seat have improved. Now when my feisty, temperamental 24 yer old mare spooks, bucks and generally acts the diva, I can stay securely seated and get her back to work!
Dislikes: Personally, there's nothing I dislike about this saddle, but the seat is very deep, so posting or getting into a half seat takes a little more effort. For my riding--trails and some basic ring training--that's not a problem. But for someone seeking to do a lot of work over fences, or any riding requiring a lot of time up and out of the saddle, this wouldn't be the best choice.
Quality: This saddle is very well made, with quality, good tight stitching, and an excellent quality of leather, tight grained and sturdy. The previous owner had obviously cared for it, and I will too. The billets show wear more than the rest of the saddle, but will be serviceable for years to come. I found that the billets are spaced a little more widely than most other saddles.
Summary: At 45 years old, I'm not thinking about showing, or going over the highest jump, or impressing the rail birds. I'm just interested in staying on and having a good time. Unfortunately for me, I ended up with a mare who doesn't make that easy---so I had to find a saddle that would make a real difference. The Whippy All Purpose saddle has done that for me.
Author: Jane Booker
Usefulness Rating: 3.09091 out of 5.
11 reader(s) voted.
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