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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun. 23, 2003
    NJ & FL

    Default Arc de triomphe saddles

    Does anyone have one of these saddles I would like to hear your experience with it? Does it have a comfortable seat? A former student of mine wants to buy one sight unseen *(used) I usually prefer wool flocked saddles but I know she has her heart set on a french model so.....any opinions appreciated!!! How wide is the gullet between the panels (under side) for spine clearance? Thanks! Kim

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 29, 2004


    You can get some of the French saddles wool flocked instead of foam panels, I know for sure that CWD offers that option.

    A few people on this BB have the ADT saddle and I have only heard positive comments from them although I don't remember any specifics.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 22, 2004


    I recently bought an ADT; I quite like it. Nice saddle. Quality.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 27, 2006

    Default I wouldn't

    When I went horse shopping I rode in one that was LOVELY! So after I bought the horse I went looking for the saddle. After some looking I took one on trial and thank god it was a trial! It felt like a totally different saddle in a very bad way :-( If I found another good one I would buy it in a minute BUT would never buy one without sitting in it.

  5. #5
    zbella Guest


    i have 1 and i absolutely love it. it fits me perfectly and its great for my eq and soo comfortable.The saddle fits most of the horses i put it on as well

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007


    The one or two AdT saddles I have seen are nice for the money if you must have a frenchie.

    Their gullets can be wide enough but not terribly tall. In a continuum that ranged from something like a very flat Devon2000 or Butet to a tall Black Country or Amerigo, it's toward the flat end. But these are very fine differences.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

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