View Full Version : Which saddles have a spring tree/short points?
Jul. 18, 2011, 10:28 PM
My mare adores her County jump saddle... I need to replace my dressage saddle that appears to fit perfectly, but makes her sore :mad:. Best guess is that it's the difference in type/shape of tree.
So besides County, which saddles have the spring tree with the shorter points? I have Black Country on my list of ones to check out as they have the extra panels as well...
Jul. 18, 2011, 10:34 PM
think Hennig has the shorter points...I LOFF mine! Lots of room in the shoulder/wither area
Jul. 18, 2011, 10:42 PM
Why besides a County? its a very logical next step if your mare adores her jump saddle. County makes superb dressage saddles, and I personally love how their trees fit.
Look for saddles out of the UK/ Walsall, many if not most will be spring trees, and many designs are short pointed. Google "dressage saddle walsall" for a wealth of choices.
Passier and Courbette offer spring treed models with short points too.
Jul. 19, 2011, 12:05 AM
As much as I'd love to run out and order a new county, the budget dictates used.... so options are good....!
Jul. 19, 2011, 06:54 AM
Nice used Countys can be found under $1000. I've owned several and I've bought and sold them all under $500. Of course not the latest models, many from the mid 90's, but old Countys die hard. And you still get the same fantastic fitting tree.
If you want 'like' County, without the price tag, look for other Walsall made saddles. Little known saddleries are often just as well made, fitting and riding at a fraction of the price because of lack of name recognition. My Cardanel (spring tree short points) is a Trilogy at one third the price, and its heaven. One of the nicest saddles, best fitting saddles I ever had was a Loriner (spring tree, short points), a few hundred dollars, and it was fantastic, fit great, gorgeous leather, great carded wool flocking, the whole shebang for peanuts.
Jul. 19, 2011, 07:37 PM
My Smith Worthington Danzig has a spring tree and short points. It is made in Walsall, but they also have a mid-price version called Mystic that's made in Argentina.
Danzig - http://www.smithworthington.com/index.php?p=product&id=172&parent=5
Mystic - http://www.smithworthington.com/index.php?p=product&id=158&parent=5
Jul. 21, 2011, 11:57 PM
Some Stubben models have short tree points. All of them have a spring tree.