When I ordered it through my local tack store I was still iffy as HDR always seems to have mixed reviews. When I picked it up though I was floored at how beautiful this saddle is. I got it home and did warm olive oil to condition the leather and took it out to the barn the next day. It fit my mare like a glove. The leather is super soft, the seat is nice and deep, it has the front and back blocks on it to keep my leg secure and puts your leg in the right spot. I also love the changeable gullet system. It came with a medium which I was sure would be to wide but it fits her perfect. It also has a nice wide channel keeping it off the spine.
I can't say enough about how much I love this saddle. I know there are others looking for jumping saddles right now so I wanted to share my review. I am a Schleese girl but I just didn't have the $4000 to cough up for one right now and honestly I am glad I got this saddle instead as I find it far more comfortable then my Schleese.
The only down side is the leather was a bit stiff but once I conditioned it with warm(not hot) olive oil and rubbed it into the leather it softened it up beautifully. Its now buttery soft
This is a picture right after I oiled it. I will take pics of it on my mare next time i'm at the barn.