- It is crap becuase the leather is like painted instead of dyed, its a very poor grade leather and is far from supple. The stirrup leathers get rubbed and torn from the saddle itself (that metal thing that the stirrup leathers wrap around under the seat..idk what its called). The bridle fell apart fast and it never softened up. The bit it comes with will randomly lock up and pinch my horses tounge. I honestly doubt if the saddle is real leather or not sometimes.