Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I find it quite amusing how the Hunter/Jumper world goes through "Fads" for tack.
I have always liked Stubbens. They are well made saddles and have been around for years. I do not think you could go wrong with a Stubben IMO.
There is a few Phillip Fontaines at my barn, and they are lovely saddles. Very well made, they look super comfortable. They are saddles used on lesson horses, so they sit in the main tackroom owned by the BO, so I got to have a close up look at them.
M.Toulous saddles are very nice as well. I like them very much. I've ridden in an M.T Premia and I didn't want to get out of it. I used it during a Bruce Davidson clinic *or was it Buck?* Very comfortable, put me in a great position.
Never liked HDR's.
Rembrandts, I owned one and rode in one - and wow is all I have to say. The particular saddle I had was exceptionally well made, leather very soft, very comfortable. Put me in a great position.
Collegiate Convertible Diploma - love this saddle as well. I have been priveledged enough to of been permitted by this particular saddle's owner to use whenever I need to, for she isn't using hers. I got to ride in it last night and I didn't want to get out at all. I am definately saving my pennies for one of these.
Last edited by MIEventer; 01-30-2010 at 03:49 PM.