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    07-13-2012, 11:09 AM
  #41
Foal
If you can find an Albion SLK Ultima, they are not slippery, more of a grained sticky leather.
     
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    07-13-2012, 02:30 PM
  #42
Foal
I've ridden in a few Prestige saddles and I just love them. I really like the support it gives me, especially on my ridiculously lofty 18 hand warmblood. It seems to give more support than the other saddles I've tried.

Once my horse is back in tip top shape I'm going to try the Albion saddles. I've heard great things about them (minus the price tag). I'm really interested in getting something custom, or basically custom, and they sound like a good choice.
     
    07-13-2012, 07:01 PM
  #43
Foal
I rode in a wintec 500 dressage saddle YEARS ago, and I remember liking it, but I can't even remember what it was like now. Aside from that, the only dressage saddles I've ever felt comfortable in was an old no name one from a barn I rode at, the stubben tristan, and my favorite of all, the Anky Euro exh. 99% of the time, I like the "old school" dressage saddles with thin, knee rolls (or none at all) and not very deep seats. That's what the tristan and no name were. But for whatever reason, I sat inthe Euro and it was like it was custom made for me. Even though it had big ole blocks in it and a deep seat, there was enough space for me to move and not be forced into a position. I could just live in that saddle!
     
    07-14-2012, 01:54 PM
  #44
Foal
This past week I got to ride in an anky dressage saddle not the euro but I felt the same way! The horse I rode was a 16 hand pure blood arabian with papers!! A little different ride then my 14.3hh pure arab that is just scraping horse hight lol. So now I want the horse and the saddle!!
     
    07-15-2012, 01:16 PM
  #45
Yearling
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Originally Posted by RhinestoneCowgirl03    
I rode in a wintec 500 dressage saddle YEARS ago, and I remember liking it, but I can't even remember what it was like now. Aside from that, the only dressage saddles I've ever felt comfortable in was an old no name one from a barn I rode at, the stubben tristan, and my favorite of all, the Anky Euro exh. 99% of the time, I like the "old school" dressage saddles with thin, knee rolls (or none at all) and not very deep seats. That's what the tristan and no name were. But for whatever reason, I sat inthe Euro and it was like it was custom made for me. Even though it had big ole blocks in it and a deep seat, there was enough space for me to move and not be forced into a position. I could just live in that saddle!
That's been my experience with the Anky Salinero XCH. Got it last fall, still loving it, and as good as it was before, after having the saddle fitter out to customize the flocking, it's heaven. Now I hate having to ride in anyone else's saddle. Fortunately, I don't have to!
     
    07-15-2012, 11:55 PM
  #46
Started
Well, I had an old Wintec dressage like this
http://www.sturgellshorsetraining.co...08-277x373.jpg

And didn't like it. It came with Casey. Part of it was it was to small for my long legs, but, I just didn't like it, and it wasn't comfortable. BUT, I gots a Pas De Deux Moritz dressage saddle.. SUPER comfy! I CANNOT for the life of me find any on the internet, except for one for sale and the moritx website. Anyways, this is my saddle now. One thing, not great for hill work as its really awkward to go down hill! I am not the hugest fan of the big knee roles, but I am fine with it. It really just help prevent your leg from going forward and to keep a long leg (at least on this saddle).
Moritz - Pas de Deux Dressage Saddle
     
    07-17-2012, 08:09 PM
  #47
Foal
I personally love my Kottas Imperial. It doesnt hold me in position and is EXTREMELY comfortable. New it is $2800 (I got it clearance 80% off) but worth EVERY penny. I wouldn't trade mine for the world. Today I had a lesson with a vary well known and amazing dressage instructor and he couldn't stop complementing how good my saddle is. He must have said it like 8 times lol! But what fits you best is the best. Have you tried m toulouse saddles? I tried one but the seat was personally to sticky otherwise it was perfect.
     
    07-18-2012, 10:57 AM
  #48
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
Really? The Schleese was awful? I was thinking of buying a used Schleese for my Percheron and having it fitted to him, as it is so hard to find a dressage saddle top fit such a wide load. They are known for having wide saddles, and for fitting them to the horse. Then again, even considering dressage - even training level - as an option with Ahab may be a pipe-induced piece of lunacy.
I have a used Schleese - I bought it b/c it can be custom fitted. I've had it maybe 2 years and the seat is now hard as a rock. I didn't realize how bad it was until this week. It needed a billet repaired so I didn't use it for a month or so until the rep came to our barn on her usual fitting rounds. I rode in it Monday and my seat bones are so sore, I fricking hurt! It will cost about $500 to get the seat redone, plus it will have to be sent to Canada for the work. I decided just to save the money and put it toward maybe a new Toulouse when I can afford it. In the meantime I bought an Acavallo seat saver that will hopefully help. So be really careful if you go the used Schleese route. I haven't had a problem with customer service, but I'm also affiliated with a barn that has a substantial customer base for our rep, which I'm sure helps.
     
    07-18-2012, 11:03 AM
  #49
Started
For dressage I love my original bates isabell. Hate the new bates but love mine. I'm selling it though bc I never use it and I feel horrible having such a nice saddle just sitting around. It's not even in the barn, just sitting in my house all covered up and nicely kept *sigh*
     
    09-15-2012, 12:28 PM
  #50
Foal
Bates Innova.
I love my bates. Why? Super comfortable. Pretty to look at. Fits every. Single. Horse I have tried it on. Two of these horses had back issues and went so much better in it.
You can change the gullet to make it fit most horses. Air padded so no uneven flocking.
Pricey, but worth it. Oh so worth it.
Look into getting a second hand one maybe? :)
     

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