Horse Tack Review


Henri de Rivel
Close Contact
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Henri de Rivel
Model: Close Contact
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle for $765 from a saddle shop. I had it in mind for my Paint mare, as she is very hard to fit a saddle.

Likes: I love EVERYTHING about this saddle. The french leather was super soft, and the design was superb. Very easy to change stirrup leathers (unlike my Crosby), and the d-rings come in handy. Stitching was great, and the leather looks as good as new after 8 mos of riding 2 hours each day--no discoloration yet! It puts me in a balanced position for both jumping and equitation. It breaks in beautifully and the leather is always soft, even if you don't oil it! The billets are connected with durable nylon webbing, which I highly doubt will ever break! The foam padding holds it'f form well, and the knee pads are nice and soft!

Dislikes: Nothing yet

Quality: Very high quality, good craftsmanship.

Summary: I am looking into buying 2 more HdR's, I just hope they still make them as good as they did a year ago!

Rating: 5

Author: Name with-held

Date: 2005-01-16

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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