Used Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle for sale. Rare-Flocked panels!

This is a used Bates Caprilli Close Contact Saddle.  I had the CAIR panels replaced with Flocked panels, and love the results!  Not all horses respond well to the CAIR panels, so the flocking is a great, and RARE, alternative.   I have ridden in this saddle just a few times since I got it reflocked and one time it was squeaky.  The saddler assured me the tree is sound.  I am assuming the squeak will disappear altogether with use.

It has a 16 1/2 ” seat and long flaps ideal for longer legged riders.  It has the adjustable gullet system, with the white-extra wide gullet currently installed.   It is in good used condition- I rode it to several year-end high point horse show titles last year.  It has a great “bomber jacket” type patina which seems to “absorb” scratches and dings.

I am asking $1000.oo or best reasonable offer.

Dominus Close Contact Saddle Wide Tree, Long Flap

17 1/2″ Dominus Close Contact Saddle, wide tree, and long flap.  These saddles were designed by Peter Menet, who is the maker of Amerigo saddles, before Dominus was bought out.  It has both knee and thigh blocks, and air flow knee rolls. Has slight discoloration on seat which is not visible with a rider in the saddle.  Missing one billet guard. This saddle allows a correct, secure position without locking the rider into place. Asking $850 or best reasonable offer.

Crosby Dressage Saddle, “Robert Dover” Freestyle II For Sale

This is a wonderful, old style Crosby Dover Freestyle II.  It has a 17 1/2″ seat, medium tree that fits very generously, more like a medium wide, and narrow twist.  The molded flap and concealed thigh blocks allow you to sustain a correct, effective seat  and close feel without locking you in place like so many modern, overpadded saddles.  Slightly forward flaps accommodate the long-legged rider.

Saddle is in good used condition. Stitching is tight, leather is soft and conditioned. The panels are soft, smooth and even.

There are some minor scratches and markings on the back of the cantle from old nameplates.  The seat shows some discoloration, which is not evident when you are riding, as do the underside of the sweat flaps.  All of the marks are cosmetic and don’t affect the function or comfort of the saddle at all.

Billets are nylon reinforced with leather stitched on either side.  There is one section that has loose stitching, though still perfectly safe and not stretched due to the nylon.

The tree is sound and the billets are tight, the saddle is ready to ride and certainly clean enough for showing.

I am asking $850 or best reasonable offer.

Bond Street All Purpose Adjustable Saddle For Sale

Used 17″  Bond Street all-purpose saddle in great condition.  Tree is solid and the stitching tight.  There are a few scratches in the  leather which are not noticeable unless you are very close.  Any discoloration in the photos is due to Leather Therapy that hadn’t yet been fully absorbed.

Bond Street saddles are unique in 2 ways.  One is the memory foam seat and panels, which offer unparalleled comfort to both horse and rider.  The other is the adjustable tree, which offers a custom fit with the turn of an allen wrench.  Solve the problem of sore backs or hard to fit horses.

This saddle was $2500 new.  They are now called Cynron saddles, and sell for over $4000.  I am asking $1200 or best reasonable offer.