Model: Andrea Palladio
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle used for $1200 for use on a medium wide horse.
Likes: The saddle is the best made saddle I have ever seen. It is Italian leather and beats any other saddle I have ever seen for the way it is made. It's like a work of art because it has every single detail finished beautifully. It has piping on the seam on the gusseted panels! The horse loves the saddle and I really like the idea that the tree can be easily adjusted for her if she changes with more training. All I need to do is to take it to a saddle fitter and they can change the tree width. It has gusseted panels too and they can be reflocked with wool. I find that the open seat and moderate thigh blocks are comfortable and supportive but not making me stick in one place like some of the really deel saddles can do. It's a great saddle and I recommend it!
Dislikes: I like everything about this saddle.
Quality: The construction and quality are the best: -super quality leather on flaps, skirt, seat -beautiful suede lined channel underneath -piping on seam at gusseted panel -wool flocked panels can be adjusted by saddle fitter to my horse -seat places me in great position so the tree must be a good one
Summary: I would highly recommend this model of Prestige saddle to anyone who is looking for a top quality saddle at a reasonable price. The new Prestige saddles all cost over $3000 and this one is the very same quality and you can probably find one used for about what I paid or less. They seem to wear really well and look great after years of use!
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
5 reader(s) voted.
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