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  • BdH Saddles

    I'm in the market for a new saddle and I like the look of the BdH but was wondering if anyone could tell me more about it? I ride different horses all the time so I need something that will fit a very wide variety. I also tend to like saddles with a shallow seat and the BdH looks as though it may be a deep seat. Any thoughts?
    Windy Meadows Farm

  • #2
    I have two of them and really like them both! I ride a huge number of horses here on a daily basis but all are TB's and TB crosses (appendix, paint and app). The seats are fairly deep but seeing as how green the stock is that I ride it's a real help. I had originally planned on selling the one that didn't fit but in the process decided to keep both I liked them so much.


    • #3
      i have the BdH special edition and i LOVE it...it seems to fit a wide variety of horses and the quality of the leather is comparible to that of a $2500 saddle. I would say the seat is a medium depth. If compared to a butet I would say its deeper than the flat model but less deep than the deep model. They do seem to run about a 1/2" small so I would try before you buy to make sure you have the right size. I love the saddle because I feel secure in it without feeling locked in. The leather took oil beautifully and is a gorgeous color with nice grip to it.

      If you have anymore specific questions Id be glad to help! I would reccomend this saddle to anyone!
      Dacharia = best mare in the world



      • #4
        JUST purchased a BdH special on Tuesday! I have tried over a dozen saddles on my ottb ... NOTHING fit him, and I was quite discouraged. Now, 8 months later, I picked up the BdH on the off chance that the information I'd read about how it tends to be a good saddle for horses with withers was true. This is literally the FIRST saddle that is wide enough for his shoulders, and provides enough spine/wither clearance. May be coincidence, but my horse has been with me since September '08 ... and Thursday morning (the first time I rode in the saddle) was the FIRST time he's ever reached his head down and trotted with his nose on the ground.

        Another interesting thing about it for me; I've been riding in a Wintec cc, and I can say that about 50% of the time when jumping I get left behind in some sort of way. Well, Thursday and Friday I did not get left behind ONCE. Coincidence? I don't think so. Something I love about it is it has a cut out flap on the bottom flap for a closer contact. It allows me to use the girth strap on my pads without the flap getting in the way! The ONLY down side for me is the seat is not a pillow. Had a County that fit my horse HORRIBLY, so i had to sell it, that was SO soft. The BdH strikes me as comfortable, but not cushy. Cleaned and oiled it for the first time today, and already it's darkened a little bit. 2 rides on it and the flap seems to be softening already.

        Does not seem like it will fit a wide QH type. Fits my guy perfectly, fits the 3 year old WB mare I'm riding pretty well, and fit another ottb at the barn I teach at pretty well. The tree/panels seem to be of a shape that none of the other off the shelf saddles had (Pessoa/HDR/Ovation/Toulouse/Circuit/Ashland/Collegiate/Wintec/Bates)