Horse Tack Review


Collegiate
Connoisseur
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Collegiate
Model: Connoisseur
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I needed a new saddle because I bought a new horse and my old one didn't fit! I bought this one through Dover Saddlery for the price of $699.00.

Likes: The leather is of very good quality and the saddle is well crafted. This saddle puts your leg in a good position and is in my opinion ideal for an amateur rider. It sits well on my horse, because the seat is fairly wide. I have owned two horses with this saddle. One horse was quite wide, the other being narrow and the saddle fit both horses well.

Dislikes: I found that I may have been better of with a larger size for this particular saddle. Be aware that the seat is most certainly not deep. It doesn't 'hold you in' so to speak. You feel more like you are sitting on it rather than in it.

Quality: The construction and quality is quite good. It breaks in well and holds its color. I have had it for almost a year, riding in it regularly, and the condition is great. The ware on it is immediate, but minimal.

Summary: All in all, a good saddle for the price. This saddle is also comfortable enough for hacking.

Rating: 4

Author: Lou Lou

Date: 2007-06-26

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