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Lynn Palm Collegiate Close Contact Saddle
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Manufacturer: Collegiate (View all products by Collegiate)

Model: Lynn Palm Collegiate Close Contact Saddle (View all Lynn Palm Collegiate Close Contact Saddle reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: Bought for $800-900 at a tack store to replace the generic "saddle package" saddle I owned before.

Likes: I tried out many saddles, including more expensive Crosbys and Stubbens, but the huge selling point for me was the really comfortable seat. You could sit in it all day and never feel sore, and it was really relaxing. It was deep enough to get a good seat for schooling and jumping, but was also nice for flat work and basic dressage, and definitely nice enough for show. The price was good and the quality was good, and it fit my older quarter horse well. I sold it when I sold the horse and have since regretted it.

Dislikes: The lack of knee rolls was a drawback, because the smooth and streamlined panels made it a bit hard to work without stirrups. Also, the unusual color made it a bit hard to match leathers if you're picky about that kind of thing, and they didn't sell matching leathers.

Quality: Good quality...a couple of stitches near the bottom of the flap started becoming loose after a while, but also keep in mind I rode in the saddle nearly every day for 4+ years and honestly am not a dedicated saddle cleaner.

Summary: Great value, good quality and a nice saddle for all-purpose use. Comfortable for all-day use, nice enough for shows. Versatile as the breed of horse it was designed for.

Rating: 5

Author: Mari

Date: 2007-06-28

Usefulness Rating: 3.47826 out of 5.
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