Rated 4 out of 5 by AArchibald A Great Mid-Level Saddle
The leather is of quality and is supple after oiling, and is one of the comfiest saddles I've ridden in. The fit is fantastic, but fits a little wide, so prepare for that. I have it on a very high withered, sway backed 16.2HH Thoroughbred gelding. I bought a medium tree and need to use two thicker pads or it's too wide.
This saddle's also more Red than expected.
If you're buying this saddle, invest in a saddle cover and only ride in breeches, as jeans tend to rub the stitching above the pommel.
Over all, this is a great mid-level or schooling saddle. If you're looking for a quality saddle for schooling, mid level shows, training or pleasure jumping at an affordable price, this is a great purchase.
The saddle arrived with a slight knick in the seat, but it ships directly from the manufacturer, so it is of no complaint to Stateline.
May 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by erinridesagain Not Ideal
My parents bought me this saddle 7 years ago. I've ridden in it for a long time and it is still slick. Its good if you are a beginner (aside from the fact that you are going to slide off a lot easier than any other saddle known to man) but the cantle is a lot higher than in this picture. It has caused me plenty of problems in my position that I was unaware of until I switched to a more balanced saddle. I don't recommend it, personally.
April 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erika okay
I have to say I was not impressed with this. It is comfortable and fits ok but I doubt it is even real leather, its really cheap and stiff. And once I put the stirrups on they started rubbing and the rub spots started to turn WHITE. And I could not get them to go away, thankfully they were hidden under my leg. I say dont but this unless your willing to buy a new one in a couple years.
January 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexis Great saddle for the price.
I bought this aprox 3 years ago. Still comfortable to this day. The only gripe I would have about it is the coating on the leather. After 3 years of cleaning I am only now able to get any oil into it and now it is darkening allot. Dosent affect it in any way but would be nice to oil all of it and not just the areas where the coatuing has wore off. All it all you get what you pay for and if you are looking for perfect pay a little more but if your looking for a decent/good all round *beater* saddle this one is great
January 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Madison Schiro Not the best.
I bought this saddle hmm, about a year ago.. & i absolutly hate it. It fits me horribly. It places my legs infront of me.. & its shaped so funny. I have to hike the saddle so far up.. just to put the girth on. Its set so far back. and i have to try to sit forward because it places you back. DONT BUY IT.
October 23, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kristen Okay for first saddle
I got this saddle as my first saddle when I was on lesson horses all the time and wanted something I could sit in a little more regularly (as in, didn't have to get used to a new saddle every week!). It did okay for that, but when I got my horse it fit him okay, but he refused to round under it. I've also found the higher I jump, the more it throws me forward. I would say this is okay for beginner saddle but definitely not good for someone looking to move up. It also took forever to break in and it's kind of slippery. The leather however has held up over the last five years.
October 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bailey from Virginia Great!
I have ridden in this saddle at my barn for over 4 years. I just bought one, I love!! I would recommend this saddle to ANYONE! It doesn't matter your experience level, GREAT saddle! Worth the price too! BUY THIS SADDLE!
July 18, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jess from Massachusetts Worst saddle
I bought this saddle for my spotted draft mare (15.1 hands) and it fits her horribly. That and the leather feels and looks synthetic and is extremely uncomfortable when you ride in it for any length of time. I also discovered that this saddle encourages a chair-like position. I would not recommend this saddle to anyone.
May 10, 2011