For those of you who have custom/build to suit saddles, about how long did it take for you to receive your saddle after you ordered?
I'm looking at getting a new saddle and am thinking either CWD or Antares. I've ridden in both and really liked the CWD half deep seat model.
I've heard French made saddles take a long time between order and delivery. Someone told me that the factories shut down in the summer months for some sort of French vacation (I think it was CWD they were referring to). Can anyone tell me for how long?
Any feedback (on other brands too!!) is appreciated.
I just don't want to get stuck waiting 6 months for a saddle for my new horse!!
My Albion came pretty much exactly two months after I ordered it.
One thing that is important to me as a customer is that the saddle fitter who sold me the saddle comes to me and actually DELIVER it. This way they can actually stand behind their product, check to make sure it is perfect, and make small adjustments to perfect the fit. Right there on the day it arrives as part of the service you are paying for.
I don't understand the companies who charge twice as much and then provide half the service.
I just bought a new county innovation and love it. They feel broken in as soon as you get it in the mail. These saddles are made to perfectly fit your horse. The reps are awesome to work with. I would definitely try one!
They are headed into the final week off. Most of the saddle makers will plan so that production doesn't get to far behind. 8 weeks is a reasonable deliver time frame sometimes faster occasionally slower.
County saddles are wool flocked versus the foam of the Antares and CWD so can be custom fit to you and your horse. My County took longer to arrive as there was a problem with the hides that they received and would not accept but the saddle fitter let me use one of her demo saddles during the wait time.