Horse Tack Review


Count Toptani
Event Saddle
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Count Toptani
Model: Event Saddle
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle used from a woman in Texas. I paid $400 for it, although they normally run in the $2000-3000 bracket. Mine had some wear so I got it for a drastic discount.

Likes: I liked the idea of the spring seat, although I never actually had a chance to ride in it.

Dislikes: This saddle had a very narrow tree and did not fit on any of my seven thoroughbreds or stock horses. It was a medium tree, but was so unbearably narrow that I simply couldn't put my horses through the pain of trying it out.

Quality: High-quality leather, spring seat to help lift you off the saddle and cushion your landing, not as popular in the US as in Europe.

Summary: I was not impressed with this saddle and because I live in the US and ride US breeds, I should have stuck with saddles popular here, where evidently the waistlines of our horses are a bit wider than in Europe. While it might have worked on a very narrow thoroughbred or maybe some European breeds, it did not work on our thoroughbreds or stock horses and was bad enough that I never even tried it before I sold it (for a loss) to someone else.

Rating: 2

Author: Kari

Date: 2007-08-05

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