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crosscreeksh
Sep. 16, 2009, 11:35 PM
Someone wants to trade a Pariani jumping saddle in on a Crosby Centenial saddle my daughter has for sale. I rode in an "old" style Pariani back in the 60's and loved it, but the new ones seem a lot different to me. The Crosby doesn't fit her horse but she does mostly foxhunting now and it looks like the Pariani is a bit flat for that. Input - PLEASE!!!

HollysHobbies
Sep. 17, 2009, 12:33 PM
Which model is it? Do you have a picture? Does it have the knee, thigh, or calf blocks?

I had an eventing/jumping Pariani which kept me very secure (it had a calf block and thigh block with knee pad), but most of what I do now is hack/trailride (slowly) in it, and it wasn't comfortable on my bum. So, I actually switched to a Crosby Equilibrium DSL.

crosscreeksh
Sep. 17, 2009, 04:38 PM
It is the event model with the knee and thigh blocks, but the "butt" part of the saddle looks narrow to me in the pictures taken from above. I'm a Stubben Lowengrin person and like the wider seat. This looks like an "exercise saddle" we use on the race horses!!