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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2009

    Default Schleese Link vs Link II

    Has anybody ridden in both? I know that the Link II is great for long-legged riders and shorter-backed horses, but what about the original Link?

    I'm looking at saddles for my big-bodied Arabian and a used Schleese would be in my budget, so I'm curious about used original Links (or suggestions for others to look for?).

    Thanks much COTHers!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 10, 2006
    SF Bay area


    I have. They ride/sit totally differently.
    I am short, with German Ponies - have 2 Link II's. They are shorter saddles, deep seat, sit you fairly upright.
    I took at Link I to try - much longer, not as deep, put me in a chair seat

    I have a Connexion for sale - which is almost identicle to a LinkII. Same cut back shoulder, shorter tree, deepish seat (not quite as deep as LinkII). A bit narrower twist but rides the same feel to me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2006
    state of confusion


    I actually just picked up a Link on trial this week so this is a timely thread!! While I have to first admit to being an eventer and therefore having a limited knowledge of dressage saddles, i have found this saddle to definitely be not as deep as the link II. I am long legged and have a shorter backed horse, and it seems to work well for both of us. I had originally been looking for a wave but found this one at about a third of the price of the wave and figured it was worth a shot. I had my dressage coach sit in it, and while she agreed that the seat was not as deep, she was happy in where it put my leg (and hers). I contacted Schleese and they basically said the same thing, good for short backed horses, not as deep seat. Hope you find something that works for you!

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