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    07-08-2008, 11:32 PM
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Crosby Victory

Anyone dealt with Crosby, the Victory saddle to be specific?

I have ordered this saddle below, in a different color but that is the one that was ordered about 2 and a half months ago. It should hopefully come in soon. I had to get a wide tree and short flaps as my upper leg never seem to fit on any saddle I have ever ridden (except my trainer's Tad Coffin).

I have heard long before I ordered it that some of the crosby saddles are of average quality. This saddle was actually initially made by Excel. The brand on my saddle actually is printed as excel...go figure.Now I had to get some knee blocks added to my Black Country saddle.

Love to hear any opinions. Thanks.

     
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    07-09-2008, 11:23 AM
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Yearling
Nope sorry ... never dealt with one... but I hear they are great saddles ... my saddle is a courbette.
     
    07-09-2008, 01:03 PM
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At this point I can still return it that's why I'm asking. I had a chat with a girlfriend of mine who says the new crosby saddles are terrible in quality. If you can get your hands on one of the Excelles/Excel however you spell it you can sometimes be ok.

I didnt hear any of this when I first looked around for a brand I liked.
     
    07-10-2008, 03:31 AM
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Weanling
Crosby got so confusing. Here's as far as I've figured out from Crosby:

Originally "Crosby" distributed by Miller's Harness and made in England. Top quality.

Miller's went under (bankrupt I think) and Crosby disappeared for a little bit.

Walsall Riding Saddle Company picked up the Crosby name and brought back their line of saddles. (These saddles have WRSC in script under the flaps.) Still good quality and made in England.

During the WRSC time, the Crosby XL line became very popular. At some point, the name switched from XL to Excel (or maybe the other way around). Still nice saddles.

Then, WRSC was out of the picture, and (I'm assuming due to trademark reasons), the line was changed to Exselle. (selle is saddle in french)

These Exselle saddles are fairly decent. Although, I haven't personally ridden in one.

Recently, the name went back to Crosby and there was a definite decline in quality. These are probably the ones your girlfriend is talking about. Even their newer line of bridlework (although Sedgwick's leather) is assembled in (and stamped) INDIA! Yuck!

I hope that helps a little, but sorry, I don't have any personal experience with the Victory model. =)
     
    07-10-2008, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Equina
Originally "Crosby" distributed by Miller's Harness and made in England. Top quality.
That's the Crosby I know (my trainer's saddles) and they are awesome!! There is barely any padding on them and so they are extremely close-contact!! Haha, but I like them that way.
     
    07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Equina
Originally "Crosby" distributed by Miller's Harness and made in England. Top quality.
That's the Crosby I know (my trainer's saddles) and they are awesome!! There is barely any padding on them and so they are extremely close-contact!! Haha, but I like them that way.
It's actually the opposite. That was the main problem I had when looking for a new saddle. I could not find one with enough padding. This saddle has much more padding Stubben and the Passier saddles which are the brands I was looking at (used of course).
     
    07-10-2008, 03:13 PM
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I didn't know you wanted one with a lot of padding. I'm the exact opposite! Haha, oh well.
     

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