12-10-2010, 11:04 PM
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My honest opinion - I don't like the Celine.
There are a few people at my barn, who had the Celine, and one currently owns and uses the Celine - and every single one of them - were put in a chair seat.
I have one friend, who'm I was trying to help with...I cannot remember what it was, I think it was establishing a rhythmic trot...but anyways, I couldn't focus on helping her with it because my eyes continued to be drawn to her legs, which were so infront of the girth, it was irritating.
I had her work on getting her feet behind the girth, but she couldn't do it no matter how hard she tried - so I got on her horse, and yeah....that saddle...meh. I could not, no matter how hard I tried, get my legs under me - not at all.
She got on Nelson, and in my saddle and she couldn't believe how easy it was to get into a proper, functional position in my saddle. She got back on her horse, back into her Celine - and instantly, her legs went back into a chair seat position.
She took her saddle to the tack shop, and bought a different model of the M.T, a much better one - that puts her in a very nice position.
There is 1 person left, at the barn who has a Celine - everyone else got rid of theirs...and he has the same issue...chair seat.
I personaly, do not like that model. Don't get me wrong, I love M.T's - but not the Celine.
A local tack shop in my area, is selling the Celine for a very cheap price - closeout sale on that model. $600.00 brand new with accessories.