Michaela from Fort Myers, FL
Saddle arrived quickly. Does not have much room for adjustment. Stirrups were way too long. I'm 5'6" and I have to somehow reconstruct the entire leathers in order to have them fit properly. Also, had to punch a ton of holes to make the girth fit.... If you are looking to buy a saddle with no headaches...This isn't the one for you! Overall...comfortable once you work out all of the adjustments!
red spqr from Huntsville, AL
9 out of 9 found this review helpful
I took a chance on it, and I am glad that I did. This saddle fit my 15HH TWH perfectly. She likes it much better than a western saddle, as the girth sits further back and does not rub her in her "arm pits". I find the saddle very comfortable and secure. I did have to purchase a breast plate/collar because the saddle will slip a bit if you do not use one. I initially purchased a western Y collar, and it worked fine, but I eventually purchased the aussie because it looked better with the saddle and does not look so bulky on the horse. I also had to purchase a leather punch to add more buckle holes to the leathers, as the stirrups were too long on the shortest setting (and I am fairly tall). The leather is very stiff, but it will loosen up with use. The "knee pads" on this saddle will hinder posting, as they are set lower than some aussie saddles (not sure why they are called knee pads, as your knees do not touch them, your inner thigh does). I find this saddle is perfect for long trail rides on a gaited horse.
Joe Ford from
12 out of 12 found this review helpful
Right out of the box this saddle was comfortable and fit my 15 hand appaloosa, leather was stiff but I imagine it will break in, I really like the saddle itself, Now for the bad which is really frustrating me, I ordered the 19 inch as I ride 17 inch western. I am 6 foot 220lbs size 38X32 jeans man, The supplied stirrups were very narrow would probably fit a girls english boot, Ok the $29.00 AKO35 stirrups were much better, I ordered those, now on to the leathers, as stated I am a big tall guy I have no idea who would fit in these leathers, I have them at the shortest setting and they are still too long, You would need about a 40 inch inseam to use these. The girth is a rough canvas, you will need a difference girth or a fleece cover, decent saddle for the price untill you add in the $130 of extra stuff you have to buy to make it usable.
102 out of 104 found this review helpful