Does anyone have a Bruno Delgrange saddle? I'm thinking about purchasing one, but I'm not sure if they are worth it. Anyone ridden in one? I have, and I personally loved it. I'm not sure if an Antares is better or not, any opinions? All opinions/comments welcome! Thanks for your time.
OK cool! I've heard..... that they help you find your distance. Is that even possible? I'm guessing that they help your body stay in a good position that helps your eye... but idk if I'm just crazy or if that's possible. haha!
Lol thank you! I guess that makes sense about the distance part. So you think I should sell my Barnsby and get one??
Sure, if a Delgrange fits your horse and you better than the Barnsby! Really, saddles are an intensely personal thing. They have to fit your horse so that he goes well, and they have to fit you so that you can hold your body position properly. If you love your Barnsby and it suits you and your horse, there's no reason to sell it; if you need to replace it, and a Delgrange is a good fit for both of you, they are great saddles. My sister had a PJ Pro and loved it.
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I have one! I absolutely love mine! It's really well made, super comfy, and I like the deep seat. I got mine used for $1000 and it was definitely worth it. I've also noticed that mine fits a lot of different horses. I've say if it fits you and your horse, go for it! (But just a warning....I've had a heck of a time finding good matching stirrup leathers and I can't really ride in jeans because it leaves marks on the saddle.) Good luck!
I have ridden in one a few times and it was AWESOME. Super super comfortable. Does place your leg more forward but I would ride in on hour long trail rides and no problems. If you can find one that isn't too pricey go for it!!!
The farm house has several used ones in stock right now as well as a couple of used antares. It might be worth giving them a call. they ship anywhere. =) and there sales reps really know there stuff. =)
I have an Original and love it to death. It was semi-custom...took 4 months to get it, but worth it. Cured a lot of riding issues I had. Fortunately, for me, it fits my gelding beautifully, although it wasn't made for him originally. I beat the crap out of it and it's really held up.
I hate my Tad Coffin, but if fits my mare, so I deal with it. My old boney fanny doesn't like riding on a block of cement.
My friend has an Antares - very nice saddle. I would definately ride in this saddle if it fit a horse I owned.
Look into the CDW (?). We had a rep out several months ago to fit a horse and I was impressed.
I actually switched from Delgrange to Antares - but only because my Delgrange doesn't fit my new horse. I actually bought mine in France when I was there, and got a steal on it brand new. I don't find much of a difference in fit between the two as far as my position -- it's really a matter of personal preference.
Now if I can just get up the energy to clean up my Delgrange so I can get it sold......
I have a PJ Lite that I love- it fits my horse like a dream, and is super comfortable both on the flat and over fences. I am actually planning on riding in it at a dressage show instead of my dressage saddle because I have no problem maintaining my position.
I have the Original PJ and I absolutely love it! I bought it new nine years ago, and it has really held up well. I am hoping that I will get lucky and that every horse I ever have will fit a PJ so that I never have to ride in anything else!
I have an original PJ and I also came from a barnsby! I LOVE MY PJ! I ride a lot of horses every day and I have nothing against the butet or devoucoux or other less cushy saddles (they are what made my leg what it is today ), but the PJ makes it WAY easier to ride 6 hours a day. I also have never had any problems with it fitting. It seems comfortable on most horses backs, wide or small. My only con is that it took me a while to get used to it being a deeper seat with a higher pommel. However, I came from the days of pancake crosby saddles.