Manufacturer: Coleman-Croft Saddlery
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle off e-bay from England almost two years ago and love it! I am used to Stubben and Kieffer quality and it is up to par! After having a baby, I needed a larger seat size, but wanted to keep the deep seat and knee rolls, without spending a fortune in case I didn't like it. I believe I paid just over $500, plus about $50 shipping from England. WELL worth it. A comparable saddle at any of the local english tack shops would have been several hundred dollars more.
Likes: Deep seat, excellent quality leather, big knee rolls. I also have a long thigh and sometimes find it hard to locate a long enough flap/knee roll ration to fit myself. This saddle wouldn't work for a short-legged rider, but is great for a longer leg. Also, I used it for a dressage lesson and with stirrup length set longer, works great for dressage, too.
Dislikes: The ONLY thing I don't like is that there are no stirrup leather keepers under your leg, so the excess leather sometimes floats forward under your leg.
Quality: Excellent quality! I had the saddle checked by a County saddlefitter friend and they were quite impressed with the workmanship. The saddle is probably close to 20 years old and looks to hold up well to regular riding.
Summary: Love the saddle! If you like a deep seat saddle, as I do for foxhunting and cross country, and are able to find one, take a chance! I think you will be impressed.
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
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