Your thoughts on this saddle?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Your thoughts on this saddle?

This is a discussion on Your thoughts on this saddle? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Your thoughts on this saddle?

HDR Pro Event English Saddle (Foam) - SAVE $100 + FREE $175 Incentive Package! - HDR - Henri De Rivel English Saddles - Save $100+ plus $175 Incentives

I'm Buying another horse very soon, so I thought I might start my saddle research.

I will be doing Eventing, low level to train the horse how to jump for the first year/s. 50cm - 1m.

I heard that if you are doing eventing but only can afford two saddles, get a Dressage (obviously) and a Jump saddle instead of a Event saddle. But I'm not a big fan of the flaps going over the horses shoulders. Pro's and Con's of a Jump saddle vs. Event saddle?

Also - the HDR brand... again, Pro's and Con's?

Thank you!
Oh also - I know you have to fit it to the horse and rider, etc. but might as well start by knowing if the saddles a good brand, and what to look for!
Sponsored Links
    04-05-2011, 10:49 PM
HDR saddles are great and very comfortable! I think its really personal preference. I personally have a close-contact/eventing saddle as that is what I feel comfortable in and it helps my horse and I but I know plenty of other people who have gone the other way and gotten jumping saddles. So I don't know what to tell you on ES vs JS but HDR is a wonderful brand.
    04-05-2011, 10:59 PM
Thank you (:
    04-06-2011, 07:52 AM
I've read very mixed opinions on HDRs. I always though they are not the best ones. However the one I looked at in Dover other day was nice looking and I liked the leather (and I'm quite hard to please ). With that being said I'd suggest to look also in M Toulouse - those are very nice saddles for the price and have number of different models.

Actually may be moving this thread to "Tack and Equipment" would bring more opinions and advices. Let me know if you want it to be moved...
    04-06-2011, 07:54 AM
Yes thank you, I didn't really know where do put it, if you think it'll get more responses would be great! And thanks for your reply, I will look into the M Toulouse!
    04-06-2011, 11:02 AM
Moved from the other section of the forum. Bumping up for OP...
    04-06-2011, 06:41 PM
    04-06-2011, 08:06 PM
I've never found an HDR that I liked, however with that being said I haven't seen any of the new ones in person and it seems that the leather has been changed/upgraded? In that case perhaps i'd like one now.

I'm also not a fan of foam filled/flocked panels which I believe this saddle has based on the description.
    04-06-2011, 08:17 PM
Yes, thank you!! I know, that's the only thing I don't like is the foam/flocked filled panels... what do thinks the best? CAIR???
    04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Well I have three actually - foam, CAIR and wool flocked. Personally, I prefer the wool. The CAIR is okay for random uses on other horses, but the wool actually molds to fit my horse and can be adjusted to fit him whereas the CAIR, from what I know of it, doesn't give that many customization options.

It all comes down to personal preference i'd say.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your thoughts on just a saddle blanket? (western) Clair Horse Tack and Equipment 14 03-31-2011 06:15 PM
Thoughts on this saddle Equilove Horse Tack and Equipment 0 02-26-2011 02:27 PM
Thoughts On This Saddle? equestrian_rider465 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 10-30-2010 10:56 PM
Wintec 2000 Pro Dressage Saddle - Thoughts? ChingazMyBoy Horse Tack and Equipment 3 02-20-2010 07:21 PM
Thoughts on no slip saddle pads DalleysMom Horse Tack and Equipment 25 11-23-2009 07:07 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0