Angela Arkadieff put the saddle before the horse and loves both of them.
Angela Arkadieff recently purchased her Kieffer Innsbruck is loving her new throne.
I saw the saddle on display at Equitana last year, explains Angela.
It looked as it was nearly new and was in excellent condition. I hadn’t actually bought Ace yet so I was sticking my neck out with the purchase! It looked like it would fit him, and I did have him in my mind however, so I went through the trial purchase and arranged to have it delivered to Brisbane.
Angela has since purchased Ace, a four-year-old Warmblood, who of course has plenty of time to fill out.
The saddle is not aggravating any pressure points on him and he moves freely and comfortably, she says.
The Innsbruck doesn’t have a deep seat as some of the other saddles I’ve ridden in, but the comfort of the saddle makes up for that.
Angela loved the concept of the trial: They made the purchase easy, and knowing I had the trial gave me peace of mind. The staff at Equitana were helpful and answered questions over email promptly afterwards, she says. I was able to ride in the saddle a few times before I had to make up my mind to either keep it or return it. Well, I’ve kept it and I’m really happy with it, and so is Ace!