Manufacturer: Thornhill (View all products by Thornhill Saddles)
Model: Pro-Trainer All Purpose (View all Pro-Trainer All Purpose reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle at adamshorsesupply.com for $695
Likes: I bought this saddle because I was having a lot of trouble finding an extra wide tree saddle for my horse. Thornhill makes a true extra wide (36 cm) and it fit my horse great. It is also nice and wide through the panels so it does not pinch my horse's spine. It's also a very comfortable saddle for the rider.
Dislikes: The leather showed wear marks and scratches after one ride. My horse sweat through the saddle pad, and the leather beneath the sweat flaps bleached out. Now there is a bleached quilt pattern underneath my saddle that I can't clean or oil out. The dye in the leather seems to bleach out, scratch out and rub out pretty easily for a rather irregular color. Also, the twist is rather wide. It is probably because it is an extra wide tree, but it feels bulky under my thigh when I ride.
Quality: Except for the leather, it seems pretty well made.
Summary: A decent saddle for the price. I wouldn't have paid any more for it than I did, though.
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
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