Overall Rating: 4 Stars Average Based on 4 Reviews
I RIDE QUARTER HORSES FOR OVER 40 YRS,IBOUGHT THIS TODD BERGEN REINER SADDLE I YR AGO FORM MY TRIANER BILLY MARTIN OF MORGAN HILL CALIF,AND I SIMPLY LOVE IT!!! EVERYONEONE WANTS ME TO SELL IT TO THEM,AND OF COURSE I REPLIED NO.IT IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE SADDLE I VE EVER OWNED.TO CLOSE I WILL BE SHOWING ONE OF MY QUARTER HORSES NX YR IN THIS GREAT SADDLE!!!! THX AGAIN MR. TODD BERGEN AND THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND THE GREAT REINING WORLD. JUDI SAN JOSE CAL.
This saddle is poor quality. The old saddlesmith's used to be great years ago, but now just cheap made. I finally decided to buy the saddle as persuaded by the dealer, and was told it was a great saddle especially for the price. When it came in i was shocked, the coloring wasnt even and leather quality very cheap. He sent saddle back to manuafacture and ordered another, all the stitching was coming undone and the tree was crooked. long story short, my money was NOT well spent, and i'm still looking for another saddle. I do NOT reccomend for anyone looking for a great quality saddle!!
I've owned this saddle for about a year. I get lots of compliments on it. And I love it! My mare is quite wide, with low withers and very large shoulders yet this saddle fits her better than previous saddles that I've owned. It broke in very well, fits me like a glove now. I love the rich color that it has darkened to. It's as beautiful in person as it is in the photo. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of a new saddle. I also ride out on the trail with it. It's super comfortable.
As soon as my Todd Bergen reining saddle arrived, I had it on my horse, and my rear in it within 30 minutes of it's arrival. I love the tooling on it, being basket weave and leaf edge tooling. I have a hard time getting a lot of saddles to fit my mare correctly, and this one fit her wonderfully (sweat was very even with no dry/pinch points). It has a narrower feeling seat, which I liked, and it does not put you in a real upright position, as your equitation seats do, but seems to put you in a real 'sit down' type of riding. Fender swing seems good so far, but will obviously get better as the break-in period continues. Pommel/horn does not seem to get in your way, but does not seem too low either. Cantle is not a 'deep' seat, but is not too low either. The bottom edge of the jockey area seems to ride a bit lower on my leg than most saddles, but I have short legs, and will get used to that in time. The thigh (jockey area) does seem to have a nice pocket area too... thus giving a narrower seat feel.