This Schleese Obrigado dressage saddle is used, with signs of wear as shown in the photos. The saddle does have wrinkles in the seat, but they are cosmetic only, and they cannot be felt when sitting in the saddle. The thigh blocks on this monoflap are interchangeable and adjustable via Velcro and screws. Comes with an additional set of full-length external blocks. Generous channel width. Two long billets (front point and back V). Built in May 2013.
* NOTE: The saddle is stamped HW for High Wedge, but the panels have been changed out to Schleese's SW, or Short Wedge.
Per the manufacturer:
(The Obrigado) allows every rider to feel the breathing of the horse, with the horse moving as freely as if he were not under saddle. The Obrigado provides several unique features benefiting horse and rider – several current and former Olympians who are now using the Obrigado on their horses have said that the saddle is so soft and the seat so deep that it makes them feel like they are one with their horses. Built on a modified AdapTree®, the Obrigado offers the most extreme shoulder freedom for the horse, with the softest seat in the dressage industry. . . .
SEAT - Deep, 11 cm.
BLOCKS - The adjustable thigh blocks give the rider the flexibility to adjust their leg support to their personal preference.
TWIST - Adaptable (flexing) extra narrow twist, allows the rider to give quicker and sharper aids to the horse.
BILLET SYSTEM - 2 billet system. The adjustable V-Webbing billet system allows for correct billet alignment and equal pull throughout the length of the tree.
Is this saddle a good option for my horse? Our saddle fitter can review photos and a wither tracing of your horse to see if this saddle might work for you.
Saddle trials: We want you and your horse to find just the right fit. All of our saddles come with a 14-day, round-trip trial period. During your trial our fitter can review photos of the saddle on your horse to assess the fit.
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All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements taken by Skylands Saddlery staff. This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers, and is not a guarantee of size or fit as each individual saddle differs from the next (including those of the same brand and model). All used saddles are sold as is. Although we thoroughly inspect all used saddles in our consignment program, we recommend having any used saddle evaluated for fit and condition during your trial period. We do not warranty the condition of any used saddle. Used saddles purchased from Skylands Saddlery do not come with any warranties, either express or implied. A copy of our complete Saddle Trial Policy will be enclosed with the saddle. You may also review it here prior to taking a saddle on trial.