Re: [RC] Endurance Saddles - DESERTRYDR1
My friend and I both have the Solstice. It's a REALLY comfy saddle for me,
and her horse likes hers a lot. I have a new Wintec with CAIR panels that is
also very comfy and my horse seems to like it. I rode in the Solstice for
about 2 years, and it is a wonderful saddle, very well made, and has rings to
hang stuff from. I had it widened by their saddlemaker down in AZ, price
was reasonable, work was well done, and turn around time was fantastic (like
10 days from the time it left my hands til I got it back, and the UPS trip
was 3 days each way!) I can only say good things about Beverly Gray, the
Rep. She has a very liberal try out period, and will really work with you.
I bought my saddle used at the AERC convention, and she worked with the
seller and me to get reasonable terms for the try out etc. I was very
pleased with the whole transaction. Although I am not currently using the
Solstice, (my horse changed shape YET AGAIN) I have no plans to sell it. It
fit my other mare who is out on a breeding lease. When I get her home, I
will have a saddle for her. Also it is such a good quality saddle that I
would never be able to replace it for what I could sell it for. (Why I have
8 saddles) Good luck in whatever you choose, be sure that you can try it out
in normal riding conditions for several days. Most makers/sellers of
endurance saddles realize how important fit is to the endurance horse, so
they are a bit more liberal than your local saddle shop with tryouts.
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