Horse Tack Review


Collegiate
Graduate
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Collegiate
Model: Graduate
Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle from my local tack store (The Riding Store). I paid about $600 for the saddle with all the trimmings in 1997/98. This version has plain flaps.

Likes: I know there are a lot of reviews on here singing songs of praise for this saddle and I cannot agree enough! My saddle is a true close contact saddle and does not have knee rolls or blocks. I originally bought it to fit my first horse (a skinny thoroughbred) and it has fit every horse I have ridden since. I love that it is lightweight (as I transport it a lot and have a horse who has a sensitive back) and it has a very comfortable seat. I have sat in many an expensive "bucket" saddle and I always come back to my Graduate.

Dislikes: For those who prefer having knee rolls or blocks, the lack of them can make your ride feel a lot different.

Quality: I think the longevity of my saddle speaks for itself. I bought it about 10 years ago and wipe it down after I ride. No miracle maintenance necessary, keep it oiled and clean and it will last.

Summary: Excellent saddle and great value. Take care of it and it will take care of you!

Rating: 5

Author: Steph J

Date: 0000-00-00

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