Model: 2000 GP with CAIR
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Likes: I like this saddle, its a lovely deep brown and compliments my chestnut mare. The eqisuede is also nice and grippy on my 'ARGH, that leaf is gonna eat me!' mare. The changeable gullet is excellent as she gets porky in summer! The knee blocks can be moved for flat and jump work and its puts me in the correct shoulder, hip, heel alignment. The CAIR panels are also an excellent factor as my horse has a pelvis injury and is lopsided, a traditional flocked saddle would need reflocking every two months until she levels out - i could probably buy another horse for the same money!! The girth straps are also leather-ish and not nasty webbing ones.
Dislikes: ummm, its not leather - I'm a bit of a snob at times! even tho the synthetic is SO SO SO easy to look after and hardwearing...on second thoughts, i love synthetic!
Quality: QUALITY. This is a nice saddle, I'm not expecting it to last a lifetime like a leather saddle for 10x the price but its nice and i hope to be using it for a good while yet.
Summary: Great saddle for people with horses with problems in their back, people who have better things to do than oil a leather saddle and people who don't want to wrap their saddle in cotton wool and worry about riding in the rain! Fab saddle! It may not be leather but in my opinion it's better!
Author: Rachel and Curly (the real tester of the saddle)
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
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