Michelle Hiley recently purchased a Kieffer Sydney dressage saddle for Perri, her beautiful Arabian Riding Pony gelding.
I chose this 17-inch saddle because I’ve ridden in Kieffer before and they’ve always been very comfy, explains Michelle. I’ve only had the saddle for a short time, but I’ve already received lots of positive comments on it. Both myself and Perri find it extremely comfy it’s been brilliant for my posture and a great fit for my pony. He is a round pony and the style fits his shape beautifully so that he’s able to move correctly without restriction.
Michelle points out that the Kieffer brand are well known for being a high quality saddle: The leather is super soft and of excellent quality, she says. Even when I make mistakes in my riding (as I am sure we all do) I always feel secure and the knee rolls also help me maintain a more correct seat and posture.
Michelle would highly recommend this saddle to anyone looking for quality and value. Before I purchased this saddle, I was riding in a saddle that didn’t fit Perri very well, she explains. A poor fitting saddle can do so much damage but with the Kieffer, Perri seems to be happier with the fit. I also found that due to the poor saddle fit, my balance was all over the place and Perri was getting confused with what I was asking of him. Now our rides are really enjoyable.
Working as a veterinary nurse I’m always conscious of animal welfare, and I wanted to make sure I had a great fit for Perri and an option to return if it was unsuitable. The saddle arrived quickly and was well packaged.