Horse Tack Review

Centenial International
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Crosby
Model: Centenial International
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I Bought this saddle online from Salem Saddlery. I Paid around $1500 on sale. I was having a saddle change from my older saddle that did not fit my horse, After trying everything from collegiate to Pessoa this was a perfect fit! Unlike Other saddles this one needed no extra pads to fit or raise the saddle.

Likes: I Love The Quality of the leather, The leather was already soft and very easy to break in. This Saddle Put my leg in the perfect spot, It Has A Knee Block in the front, Not As Long as a pencil knee roll but thicker and much better than the clunky Triangle knee block. This Is a Saddle that is close contact yet gave me instant security. This particular saddle also came in a variety of flap sizes.

Dislikes: There Really isn't any thing I dislike, The Caramel Color at times Is hard to match some tack with but after a few oilings this became easier. The only thing I Think that Could make this better would be an optional thigh block!

Quality: The Leather Is Great! I Can't Say enough about it, the Style reminds me of a Beval Butet. The Stitching is tight and the saddle is very easy to break in. After trying out many saddles I Found the leather to be in my opinion better than Pessoa's New Saddles. I think I got A great deal and am very pleased!

Summary: After having many saddles throughout my life of riding, I Must Say this is the best I Have ridden in. I even found it more comfortable than the Beval line. It Was Easy to break in and made me fell secure on even rowdy horses.

Rating: 5

Author: Christine

Date: 2007-03-16

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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