Dressage saddles - Your Fav's and why Please
Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:41 PM
I'm going to google Albion.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:20 AM
Thanks to all of you have have given great feed back on the saddles that are working for you and on those that didn't!
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:33 AM
I'm going to google Albion.
The leather quality is good.
As far as balance and fit, I don't know. I don't know any top FEI riders that use them.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:09 PM
It's definately the best quality, most comfotable saddle I have ever ridden in. It is a bit on the expensive side though, but, the passier saddles last forever, literally. One of the other clients at the barn has a passier she's owned for 20+ years, and it's still in perfect condition.
The other saddle that I really like is Kieffer. It's very comfotable, fits most horses, and isn't too expensive. Most of their models are very nice.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:29 PM
I'm looking at Schneiders because they do the financing/leasing option, which would be much easier on our pocket book (even though you end up paying more in the long run, LOL!)
They have the HDR buffalo saddle that got a good review on that reviews website. And it's very reasonably priced. I would like to have something nice and deep seated to make me feel nice and secure (being a mom has made me into a big wuss! LOL). Any suggestions for a deep seat?
From what you all are saying it sounds like most Arabians need a pretty wide tree, I found that out when I bought my western saddle for my old gelding, he needed a super wide tree to be comfortable. I'm sure Mia will be the same, my western saddle seems to fit her pretty well...
Thanks for all the input everyone!
Horse-Mom to BP Tali Reese
(Tali Sahib x Bint Tireesa)
2002 Black Purebred Arabian Gelding
Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:10 PM
I ordered a second Schleese for my younger mare. I should have it in September.
Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:01 AM
I just wish my pocketbook was as adjustable.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 07:47 AM
My daughter rides in a Crosby Prix St. George, They are both very close contact saddles, with no much for knee rolls. I used to ride in a Thornhill and liked that as well.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:16 PM
Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:06 PM
Look for them on ebay. You can find them used for MUCH less than they are new, and there are saddle fitters located all around the country who will come out and fit the saddle to your horse.
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