Manufacturer: Ascot International (View all products by Ascot International)
Model: Commander (View all Commander reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle new on Ebay from Frontier Equestrian for $250.00. They were great to deal with and I recommend their company for quality products and good service.
Likes: This is a very nice looking saddle. It was advertised as being for small, wide horses like Haflingers and the flaps are definitely cut smaller which I appreciate. A lot of saddles appear huge on my tiny Arab, even when the seat size is small. The tree is extra wide and is the first saddle I have bought that was advertised as wide that truly is wide enough to fit my horse. I love the billets - they are made of a soft, yet durable leather so it is extremely easy to cinch up even in cold weather. They also have holes along the entire billet so I can use a short dressage girth or a longer english girth, which my horse seems to prefer. The knee blocks and deep seat put me in a correct position without me even trying.
Dislikes: The only thing I didn't like at first was the wide twist to the saddle. However, it was only a small complaint for me. I was extremely happy to have a good quality saddle for such a great price that would finally fit my horse. I am used to the feeling now and it is overall very comfortable to ride in.
Quality: The leather is good quality and was broken in after only 5 rides. I have had it for a year and it still looks brand new. There are not even any shiny marks on the leather from the stirrup leathers rubbing.
Summary: I have used this saddle on a 14.2 hand Arab and a 17 hand Warmblood. Both of them seemed to appreciate the flexible, well-padded panels and moved out well. It is so comfortable I take it on trail rides. The seat is so secure I have schooled flying lead changes and ridden out some pretty good bucks without falling off.
Usefulness Rating: 3.23077 out of 5.
13 reader(s) voted.
Freeform Treeless dressage Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Germania Klasse Saddle Dressage Saddles
Custom Saddlery Revolution Dressage Saddles
DK Saddlery Bond II and Freedom Dressage Saddles
Custom.Saddlery Revolution Revolution Dressage Saddles
Black Country Vinici X Monoflap Dressage Saddles
Zaldi dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Kieffer Monarch dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Erreplus Elena Dressage Saddles
Hermes Corlandus Dressage Saddles
County Connection Dressage Saddles
Karl Niedersuss Olympik Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery Fusion Dressage Saddles
Jeffries Elite Dressage Dressage Saddles
Philippe Fontaine by Stubben Orleans Junior Dressage, 16'' Dressage Saddles
Supra Synthetic Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro Buffalo Dressage Saddles
Zaldi Sanjorge Dressage Saddles
Amerigo Alto Pinerolo Dressage Saddles
Avalon D Dressage Saddles