Crestridge saddle
   

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Crestridge saddle

This is a discussion on Crestridge saddle within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Crest ridge wade saddle for sale
  • Used crest ridge saddle for sale

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By rockyrider227

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-17-2012, 11:18 AM
  #1
Foal
Crestridge saddle

I have a 14.3h, slim built, Rocky Mountain gelding (owned him 2 years) that I trail ride. Averaged 4 to 5 hours per ride. He was experiencing alot of tenderness in his shoulder and back area. After taking off my Miller endurance saddle I would lightly touch those areas and his skin would shiver. Then we started noticing white hairs coming in on his shoulder blades, to the point where he had white circles that had grown in. We tried a few different saddles, one was an Imus, with the same issues.

We spent months searching online, reading reviews on forums, and asking friends about their preferences.

I finally ordered a Crestridge saddle, located in Missouri. We believed that even with a new saddle the tenderness might always be an issue for him. I sent Debra at Crestridge his measurements and photos that she asked for. (later after receiving the saddle she had me do a white towel test - riding him to the point where a sweat pattern of the saddle showed up on a towel to check fit). The Ovation model she sent me (with free shipping!) seemed to fit him well and was very comfortable for me. I also ordered one of her saddle pads.

It's been two months of riding him in it. The white hair spot is completely gone on one shoulder and the other side is almost back to normal. A few days ago we were at Flying R Ranch in West Plains, Mo and had ridden two 5 to 6 hour rides two days in a row. When I pulled his saddle off I touched his back, no shivering or twitching! I started pushing all over on his shoulders and back, still nothing! What a great day.

The saddle is very comfortable for me, with gel padding in the seat. I had been experiencing blisters and even had raw bar line marks on my rear from my other saddle. Not happening with the Ovation.

Debra did send out the first saddle with a horn when I had ordered an endurance style pommel. She exchanged it with no problem. That was a Sentry model I had originally picked out. That saddle was also very comfortable.

I have the Ovation lite, which is the cordura leather blend (only 18 pounds). I added a 5 inch cantle and cheyenne roll which makes me feel more secure in the seat and gives me something to grab behind me if needed. I can lift it with one hand no problem. She also offers a lighter version that is only 14 pounds as well as a full leather option. There are also other custom options you can add, like tooling or different stirrups, as well as other saddle models.

The lite version I have started at $995. Which for something I'm going to keep and use for years is well worth it. They are well built and I get alot of compliments on how nice looking it is.

If anybody is looking for a quality saddle that is comfortable for you and built to fit your horse, at an affordable price, check out Crestridge Saddlery online.
garlicbunny and corgi like this.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-20-2012, 01:01 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Thanks for your post, only issue I am having is seat size. Normally I fit a 17 western 19 aussi, but I sat in a 17 ovation at a show and it felt very small, maybe it was mislabled. ? Or do they use Aussi sizing on the ovation. On the ovation how is the twist ? I bought and returned a similar circle y and it was so narrow it was painful.
     
    11-22-2012, 08:03 AM
  #3
Foal
I too love, love, love my Crestridge saddle. Easily one of the most comfortable saddles I have ridden for both me and my horse. Debra is awesome!
     
    11-22-2012, 11:52 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Yeh finally made up my mind, after numerous emails and a phone call, went with an Ovation lite, 18" padded seat.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 17" Crestridge Sonata Gaited Endurance Style Saddle. Great Price!! silverdollarmagic Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 11-26-2011 01:14 PM
WTB Used Crestridge saddle kchagnon CAN Tack 0 09-14-2011 01:56 PM
Pessoa,Paddock boots,breaking saddle,endurance saddle etc for sale/trade!! ImLonelyInCrowds Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 01-25-2011 06:55 PM
would it be a good idea?..saddle size and abetta saddle review Gidget Horse Tack and Equipment 13 06-22-2010 04:02 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0