If you’ve read my blog, you know I have a problem with saddles. I have too many! This year both Zelda and Freedom changed shape. That is both an opportunity (more saddle shopping!) and a challenge (I REALLY have too many saddles right now).
I am offering for sale a saddle that I love but which no longer fits Freedom and won’t ever fit Zelda.
This is one of my favorite saddles. It’s an 18″ Zugspritz Springen Spezial monoflap. This is an older saddle but has only had four years of light use. When I bought it, the saddle had never been on a horse. The leather used is very nice and it is in very good condition.
This is a very balanced, comfortable saddle with a very forward flap, ideal for a tall rider with long femurs. The stirrup bars are set pretty far back so it doesn’t put you in a chair seat. It rides like a true 18″.
The saddle is a generous medium tree. Until this year, it fit my Freedom beautifully. However, as he’s aged, he’s narrowed out a bit and the saddle is now too wide for him. While this is a wool-flocked saddle, we can’t add enough wool to make it fit and “padding up” is a bad idea for foxhunting as it makes the saddle unstable.
This saddle has a nice wide gullet. It has long billets that are in very good condition.
$1,100 — Sold without fittings. If you need a short girth just let me know. I’m sure I have one that could be included for a nominal fee.