Horse Tack Review

Henri de Rivel
Pro Close Contact Saddle
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Henri de Rivel
Model: Pro Close Contact Saddle
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I order this saddle as a nicer saddle to compete in. I paid $825 for it and ordered it online.

Likes: I like nothing about this saddle at all.

Dislikes: I absolutely hate this saddle. I hate that the knee rolls are set about 3 inches to far forward and the knee flaps are a bit to long. The leather rubbed started to rub and smear after a few days of wear , a few days not weeks. Also i bought the matching leathers which are $75, and it pulled them through to adjust them and the leather split it was such a waste considering you can get some other very nice lathers for the same amount. The bridles leather also smudges very easily and the hdr saddle did not fit my rolly polly pony as well as my Appendix gelding like my other regular tree collegiate saddle did. I spent a large amount of money to get the whole hdr tack set and was disappointed with all of it.

Quality: I leather is horrible notice Henri de Rivel is a french name but it is Argentina leather. The tree hardly flexed , even my wooden tree in my collegiate flexed enough to switch to fit all of my various ponies. The knee rolls being that far ahead makes you feel unbalanced and awkward.

Summary: I strongly discourage the buying or use of this saddle it is the biggest mistake in tack i ever made in my life and i think you would agree if you has ridden in it!

Rating: 1

Author: Standing_Ovation

Date: 2007-02-07

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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