Horse Tack Review


Menu

Henri De Rivel
Close Contact
Close Contact Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Henri De Rivel (View all products by Henri de Rivel (HDR))

Model: Close Contact (View all Close Contact reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle from Mary's Tack and Feed, for the full retail price. I was looking for a good, all around saddle for pleasure, showing on the flat, and jumping.

Likes: Not much. The seat and knee roll leather was soft. The balance was good for jumping.

Dislikes: The leather was tough, stiff, and very slippery. Within one week, the color on the flaps was beginning to rub off from stirrup leathers. The saddle never would completely break in and the wide tree, although wide, did not fit my horse. I have since sold the saddle and from there it has been sold two other times.

Quality: The construction seemed to be of medium to good quality although no one has been able to ride in the saddle long enough to find any serious flaws in the craftsmanship. The quality of the leather was poor. I do realize that stirrup leathers will cause wear but within one week and to wear the color completely off? Not so much. The leather never softened.

Summary: Perhaps this saddle needs a couple of years to break in. Good forward flaps for jumping. Retails way too high for such poor quality leather. Maybe the quality has changed as I bought the saddle 3 years ago.

Rating: 2

Author: Amanda

Date: 2005-01-04

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..



Click Here To Submit Your Own Review


Other Reviews You May Find Interesting


Mondega Conquist Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Exselle Debut Wool Flocked Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Augustine Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Collegiate Convertiable Alumni Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Greenhawk Vala close contact Close Contact Saddles
Bates Caprilli Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Apex Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Dover Circuit Premier Special EQ Close Contact Saddles
Forestier Ilium Mono Flap Saddle Close Contact Saddles
M. Toulouse Annice Platinum Buffalo Leather Close Contact Saddles
Beval Artisan Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Centuro Saddle Santa Cruz Centuro medium tree Close Contact Saddles
Toulouse Annice Printed Leather Close Contact Saddles
Duett Presto Close Contact Saddles
Camelot Close Contact Saddle Close Contact Saddles
Bates Hunter Jumper Close Contact Saddles
Kincade close contact saddle Close Contact Saddles
Hermes Stein Kraut Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Diploma with gullet change system Close Contact Saddles