“But How Well Do They *Really* Hold Up?”

One question I’ve been getting about the Competitors lately is how well does the calfskin hold up to regular, hard use. So I’m sharing this pre-ride picture of my personal saddle so you can judge for yourselves. It’s ridden in six days a week, often two different horses, used by a leaser and by students, rarely wiped down and even more rarely cleaned and conditioned, trail ridden in, exposed to rain and snow and dust… And it still looks brand new after years of abuse! With proper care these are truly saddles you buy for your lifetime and adjust for the equine partners you enjoy along the way.