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    Default Someone on COTH has to know...

    I'm looking for the saddler/saddlery that makes the saddles for the Cadre Noir in France. In particular, I'm looking for this saddle.
    Surely, someone here has to know!
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    Last edited by paulaedwina; Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM. Reason: Adding a link
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    Ludomars are similar, unfortunately they only come in what would be considered wide or extra wide. The Portuguese saddles are pretty darn close though!

    I'd love to purchase a used one from the cadre noir but I can't find an appropriate email
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    aha!
    Saddlery :

    Pascal Courvoisier

    Téléphone : 02 41 53 44 80

    E-mail : pascal.courvoisier@cadrenoir.ifce.fr



    Jean-François Gourdon

    Téléphone : 02 41 53 44 80

    E-mail : jean-francois.gourdon@cadrenoir.ifce.fr
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    Le voila! That Portuguese saddle is gorgeous isn't it? I don't know if it's dressage legal though because of the swell.

    I'd love to trial their flex balance dressage saddle though. It might work for scoopy backs like Fella's since it has that flex tree.

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    The saddles that are used by the Cadre Noir are all made by saddlers employed by the Ecole de cavalerie right there at the headquarters of the Cadre Noir. It looks as though you do have the email addresses of the saddlers.

    Having sat in several of those saddles, I cannot imagine why you would want one. They are hideously uncomfortable! I don't think they are very nice on the horse's backs, either. Most of the horses used in the haute ecole exercises and demonstrations are draft crosses and tend to be very wide. They are also very difficult to keep clean as they are covered in suede.

    But, good luck with that!

    Regards
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    Paula, you'd love sitting in a Portuguese saddle. It's like getting a hug from your saddle LOL. Getting INTO them can be a challenge!
    Probably not legal , but that's not what I'm after it for anyhow.
    I've ridden in Portuguese bullfighting saddles (fave) and ones that were from the SRS. The SRS saddles have a wide twist and no squish. Not super comfy, so it's interesting to know the cadre noir saddles feel similar to the SRS.
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    Love that biographical article!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccoronios View Post
    Love that biographical article!

    Carol
    And apparently he makes saddles to order, on the side. Did you check out the current stock? Pretty cool! http://www.parisotsellier.com/PageEn/Stock.html
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    If anyone did not click on the above link, they should - very cool.

    I usually hate decoration (a la GM) but I can see this becoming a trend in a discreet sort of way Beautiful workmanship.
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    Please forgive my ignorance, and I was hoping someone else would ask.... but how do you put the stirrups on those saddles?
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    I'm going to say under the flap for the first 2, and the close contact I can see where the rings would be right under those little flaps. I'd cry from stirrup leather rubs on that tooling though.

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    stirrup bars are under the flaps. That said, I've never ridden in one with stirrups attached.
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    Those saddles are beautiful .... even if they didn't fit, I'd want one just to hang on the wall !!



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    Well thanks to you I am in contact with Elsueno about their dressage saddle to see if it would fit Fella. I do love the Portuguese alot!

    Paula
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    I know someone who has a saddle similar to the SRS ones, in suede, for sale. PM me for info.



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    Woohoo Paula!
    Glad I could enable a bit ;-) post pictures
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