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  • Custom Saddlery saddles

    Who has had experience with Custom Saddlery saddles? I am thinking about one.

  • #2
    I own a Wolfgang Solo. Best saddle - for me - that I've ever owned and I've had many different brands (trilogy, albion, schleese, county, jrd, hulsebos, passier).


    • #3
      I own a Wolfgang Solo with the short block. The only saddle that really fit me and I tried between 15 and 20 saddles before I found it.


      • #4
        I have a 12 yo Olympic Star that I love.
        Don't know what it is called now.


        • Original Poster

          custom saddlery

          Thank you so much, I am actually looking at the event monoflap but wanted to get perspective on the company, service, quality and it sounds like so far everyone is happy.


          • #6
            Happy customer

            My Custom story:

            After saddle shopping for nearly a year, I spontaneously bought a brand new Wolfgang Solo off EBay at a killer price. I contacted Custom Saddlery in SC to see about having the saddle sent to them and fitted to my horse. After sending my tracings and comparing them to the saddle specs they had on file, I realized there was no way that saddle was going to fit my narrow beast.

            I decided to give some other Custom Saddlery saddles a try. I spent a few hours with a Custom rep riding in about 8 different saddles. I fell in love with their Icon Flight. Fits my beastie and my butt like a glove. Custom Saddlery gave me a very reasonable trade-in price for my WG Solo (actually $700 more than what I paid for it off EBay). My really like my rep, and all my dealings with the main office have been very positive. I am a happy CS customer.


            • #7
              Yes. Love everything about the product: quality, service, fit...


              • #8
                Absolutely love my 2010 Everest. Fits my horse and I wonderfully, and my rep has been great. I've heard some not-so-hot things about a few of the reps, so I'd try to speak with someone in your area about your rep too.


                • #9
                  Love, love, love my short block Wolfgang Solo. Not a thing I don't like about the company.


                  • #10
                    I have the Steffen Peters and I love it. The rep came out with several different types and spent a long time with me trying them out. Some of the versions I thought I'd love (like the Wolfgang), I didn't like as much as I thought and others that I wasn't sure I'd like, worked beautifully. The company was great.


                    • Original Poster

                      custom saddlery

                      This is all very encouraging, hopefully it's the same with the other models. The rep is a real saddle fitter, Custom was the one she thought would work best.

                      Thanks everyone


                      • #12
                        I know 4-5 people who exclusively ride in Custom Saddlery who adore their saddles and have been thrilled with the customer service. After riding in one a handful of times I have to admit it would be at the top of my list if I had the means to purchase one.


                        • #13
                          Bought my Custom saddle a little over 2 years ago now. My small tour horse was literally lame from the poorly fitting custom saddle he was wearing- and my back was a mess from trying to sit in it.

                          Flash forward to now- horse is now at GP with NO issues, my back despite 2 back surgeries doesn't bother me at all in the saddle. We love our saddle!! We have a great time every day with each other, and I won't even sit in anything else.

                          My saddler just came by and restuffed it- it's perfect again.

                          Love my saddle, love the fit, love the saddlers, love it all.

                          I saved up for nearly a year to buy it, and it was the best money I ever spent.


                          • #14
                            I own two of them (Custom Advantages) - have tried a lot of saddles, and for my fit and my boys fit, they are the best saddles out there! They also have a very generous trade in policy AND they do resell used Custom saddles, so don't be afraid to ask what they have available if you are on a budget. I know several people who ride in various models, and everyone really likes their saddle. Customer service - it all depends on the rep that handles your area - so do find out about that specific rep. Right now, one of the reps that covers Nor-Cal is awesome
                            Last edited by MysticOakRanch; Jul. 15, 2012, 04:36 PM.


                            • #15
                              I have a Custom Laguna and love it. It has made a huge difference in my riding and how my horse goes. They have a wide selection of models which makes finding a match a whole lot easier. I think they are fairly priced considering the product you get (for me, worth a million bucks!)


                              • #16
                                Do a search on the board. I would run screaming into the bushes before I ever dealt with this complete pack of jackasses ever again. Horrible service, absolutely unable to fit a saddle in any way shape or form, rude, and completely unacceptable. Vastly overpriced for horrible quality. You couldn't pay me to ride in a Custom POS.


                                • #17
                                  I think it depends on the fitter. My friend had a terrible time with the person fitting her saddle. She was told that the fact that the saddle pad was slipping back was fine and the fact that the saddle was tight on one side of the withers was good too. She sent it back and went with another custom saddlery fitter agent.
                                  Friesians Rule !!


                                  • #18
                                    I have a 2009 Custom Everest and love it! It is a monoflap but I don't know that it really makes a difference. My horse goes great in it.

                                    Fred Taht "fit" it long distance (no fitter in my area) using photos and tracings. I did have an "infamous" fitter from another company check it b/c he was convienent and very little needed to be done.

                                    I did have a Custom fitter at Regionals check it last year and he made very few adjustments.

                                    I'm happy with the purchase/service so far.


                                    • #19
                                      I ride a Coda and and a Solo, and love them both. I think the best saddles I have ever had. I am sure the quality of fitting is dependent on the quality of the fitter, and some are certainly better than others! I have worked with Cary Wallace, he was super to deal with and did a lovely job.


                                      • #20
                                        ditto on working with Cary, I have a monoflap Custom, love it.