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Manufacturer: Bates (View all products by Bates)

Model: Caprilli Deep Seat (View all Caprilli Close Contact (Deep Seat) reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: My stubben Artus was too narrow for my TB with shoulders like a WB and very wide withers. I got this saddle because of the changable gullet and CAIR pannels. I got this saddle from Adams horse supply, with matching leathers and saddle cover for around $1400. The price has since increased.

Likes: I liked the quality of leather on this saddle. The air filled pannels made it a cushy ride and nice on my horses back. I was able to change the gullets. The saddle is also beautifuly made!

Dislikes: The saddle tended to shift when i rode. The wide gullet fell down then pinched and rub my horses withers. The narrow gullet pinched his withers. This was not a problem untell I had riden in the saddle for a few months and the pannels had settled. My horse then became so uncomfertable he begain to buck. Most of this was due to my horses asymety however. The saddle can not be reflocked which was very disapointing to find.

Quality: This saddle was very well made. The leather was very nice and of high quality. The seat was very gripy and soft. There are even knee blocks on velcro so you can chose the best position for them!

Summary: I would recamend this saddle to anyone who can ride in it for a few weeks beofre buying it.

Rating: 4

Author: Lizz

Date: 2004-12-12

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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