Product Reviews

 If you are on the fence about the Hidalgo leather tree saddles, don't waste any more time. Contact Tifffani Radake and schedule a test ride! I had seen her demonstrate these saddles a few times and was curious about them, but it wasn't until my gelding began displaying signs of unease when being tacked up and ridden, that I finally made arrangements to test ride. He came to me this summer a little underweight, which made his prominent withers even more so and also had created areas behind the withers that were undeveloped and sunken in. I was using a narrower gullet plate on my beloved Wintec and creative padding to deal with these problems. This gelding is so good-natured and easy going! He was fine being tacked up, would stand quietly for mounting, walk out when asked, and perform the most lovely walk with a swinging back and nice lateral work. But after a move to a stable with good pasture, he has become something of a puff ball. In the past week, he would reach around and indicate discomfort when I tightened the girth. He was reluctant to stand at the mounting block and would not move off willingly after being mounted. He would even walk into the corners as though he wanted to brush me off! Knowing this gelding's sweet nature, I was sure I had a saddle fit problem. He no longer had the spaces behind his withers, but he still has very prominent withers. I tried a different gullet plate in the Wintec with little hope of success and indeed it was not a solution. So - enter Tiffani and her Hidalgo trial saddle. She spent a lot of time examining my gelding's conformation, and then fitting panels to her test saddle that would work for him. We tested two sizes of saddle to find the best fit for me. Then we tacked him up, with no objections from my gelding, and headed to the arena. He stood quietly at the mounting block, moved off immediately from my leg cues and walked out in the biggest ground-covering walk! No heading into the corners or to the mounting block and stopping, and the lateral work was back. I was SOLD! I ordered a Cordoba 2 with the fabulous current bundle deal that includes a girth and Equitex pad and can't wait for it to be delivered. I highly recommend that you take a look at these saddles. Tiffani is so knowledgeable and kind and is a delight to work with.

J. Morris, Glen Carbon, IL  11/21/2021

 

 

 The Hidalgo saddles are the most comfortable saddles I have ridden in and I have had a lot of saddles in my lifetime. Also, I love that is it so lightweight and so easy to lift to put on my horse. Penny is happy with it as well. We did quite a few steep inclines and I was so impressed that the saddle never moved 🐎

E. AbuSharbain, Alhambra, IL  11/9/2021

 

 Had a wonderful day with Tiffani, who brought out this beautiful Hidalgo saddle, the "Vienna" for Dorian and I to try. It's unbelievably comfortable, and it's also adjustable--this is the first ride I had on it, and you can see Cate loved it, too. And my friend, Anne, also had her horse, "Handsome" (aptly named) fitted for a different Hidalgo saddle. Such fun!

---V. Slachman & A. Nicholas, Missouri. 9/11/2021

 

 

 

 Tiffani did a great job fitting my not so easy to fit horse! She was knowledgeable and friendly, and we had a blast! The saddle is so comfortable and my horse goes wonderfully in it! 

---B. Hernandez, Missouri. 7/22/2021

 

  

 

 

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