Manufacturer: Balance International (View all products by Balance International)
Model: Zenith GPD (View all Zenith General Purpose Dressage Saddle reviews)
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: New they seem to run anywhere from $3000-4000. This one was acquired on a horse related forum for $2000. I wanted this saddle because it has wide, flat panels, a wide channel between the panels, and a low/wide gullet, which enables the horse to freely use his shoulders without blocking them.
Likes: This saddle is exceptional quality. The leather is supple and soft, but not slippery. The seat is deep enough to be secure, but not so deep that it locks you into an improper place. I have ridden this saddle on several different horses from a wide/round Morgan to a petite Arabian, and use a Thera-Flex air-filled pad with it. It is probably the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in, and has been a blessing in allowing my horses the freedom to express themselves, and to move comfortably.
Dislikes: Absolutely nothing, except the lack of availability of used Balance saddles! I am currently looking for the GPJ(jumping) version of this saddle.
Quality: Fabulous. Superb quality leather, impeccable construction, durable and beautiful.
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
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