Manufacturer: Courbette (View all products by Courbette)
Model: Cresta (View all Cresta reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle from a local tack shop. I paid about $ 1200 dollars for this saddle. I was told that I needed a deeper seated saddle. I really like the looks of this saddle.
Likes: It is great for beginner riders, and great for showing in pleasure classes. It keeps your leg forward and your seat in the correct place. It is great for beginner jumpers to.
Dislikes: When you are jumping, it makes you look like you are not in the correct position. So you really have to exaggerate your position for Hunter/Equitation classes. Also when you land, you hit the saddle to early because of the deep seat.
Quality: The leather of this saddle is great. It hasn't worn away to bad in 4 years. The seat is soft and the knee rolls fit very well to my leg, which is very long and thinner.
Summary: It is a great saddle for beginner riders but as you progress it becomes difficult to ride in. Also, it would be better if you bought a size bigger if you are still growing.
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
Duett Saddlery Companion Fox Hunter All Purpose Saddles
American/BigHorn Saddlery American/BigHorn Saddlery All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood All Purpose Like the T4 model All Purpose Saddles
Sensation Saddle Hybrid All Purpose Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Dixieland Gaited Saddle All Purpose Saddles
thornhill jeorge canaves all purpose All Purpose Saddles
Jeff Smith working cow/ ranch saddle All Purpose Saddles
Wintec / Bates 2000 All Purpose (Original Monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 500 AP All Purpose Saddles
Barnsby Omega All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet All Purpose Saddles
Ovation Ovation Ruiz Diaz All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Kreiger (Made by Chevalier) GP (with interchangeable gullet) Newer model All Purpose Saddles
Guffey Western saddle with Wade Style Tree All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 (older model monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Tad Coffin A5G All Purpose Saddles
J C Martin Saddle 16" A fork Wade All Purpose Saddles
Henri De Rivel (HDR) Pro Buffalo Event Saddle All Purpose Saddles
Collegiate Dignitary All Purpose Saddles