Horse Tack Review

Submit your reviews! We will be giving away a pair of the HandsOn Grooming Gloves for the best review posted from now until November 31st. Please read the November 1, 2016 newsletter for additional information on how to enter.

Silver Fox
All-Purpose Saddle
All Purpose Saddles

For Sale on eBay

For Sale on Amazon

Manufacturer: Silver Fox (View all products by Silver Fox)

Model: All-Purpose Saddle (View all All-Purpose Saddle reviews)

Category: All Purpose Saddles

Purchase: Bought gently used privately for $140 as a practice saddle for another rider. Wide tree, 17 inch in brown leather.

Likes: Nothing.

Dislikes: The leather is cheap and scratches easily, and has no grip to it whatsoever. The tree bridges out and pokes you in the inside of your thighs, disabling contact with the horse and being generally annoying. The cantle is too high and the pommel too low, and it does not allow movement with the horse at all- it kind of pulls you along. The kneerolls are basically nonexistent. Your legs swing way too far forward and provide you with no balance at all. The flocking stinks and the leather on them ripples. The wide tree is only good for a horse who is very narrow, but not necessarily high-withered. The whole saddle gives you the feeling that you will be catapulted forward or slide off should your horse stop (even a normal stop), turn quickly, or buck. All in all, it's not even very comfortable to sit on.

Quality: The leather scratches easily and the dye will rub off sometimes. The suede on the knee rolls is rough and wears easily. The flaps wear easily as well. The whole saddle is uneven and the stitching demonstrates this. The billets are leather but unfinished and don't look very trustworthy. The seat construction absolutely ruins any thought of proper equitation. The cantle is too high and curves too much, and the pommel is too low. The wide tree is often not wide enough for even medium-wide horses, but will fit high-withered, very narrow-backed horses decently.

Summary: Don't buy it or any of the similar saddles to it! Unless you'd like to learn how to hate english riding, or if you want a cheap saddle to use for lunging out young horses with disposable tack. Save up $450 and buy a Wintec instead!

Rating: 1

Author: Sarah from MacFarlane Show Horses

Date: 2007-03-03

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Kincade Redi Ride AP Synthetic Saddle All Purpose Saddles
Stubben Genesis VSD All Purpose Saddles
Startrek Icelandic All Purpose Saddles
Jeffries Falcon All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 with CAIR easy change gullet system All Purpose Saddles
Wintec Pro All Purpose with CAIR All Purpose Saddles
Ghost Ghost Firenze All Purpose Saddles
Syd hill and sons Australian stock saddle Suprema drafter poly All Purpose Saddles
Ernst Goedicke English Sadle Original All Purpose Saddles
Ghost Treeless Quevis All Purpose Saddles
Stockman bush rider saddle Bush rider All Purpose Saddles
Fairfax Thorowgood All Purpose Saddles
DixieLand Saddle Endurance Skirt All Purpose Saddles
JC Martin Wade Saddle All Purpose Saddles
CTK Saddlery G120 All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery Companion Fox Hunter All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery saddle All Purpose Saddles
American/BigHorn Saddlery American/BigHorn Saddlery All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood All Purpose Like the T4 model All Purpose Saddles