Stubben Siegfried Saddle
All Purpose English Jumping Saddle in GREAT SHAPE!
Retails New for $3500!!!
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About My Saddle:
Excellent Condition Stubben Siegfried Saddle for sale. Normal tree. Close contact. Saddle measures to be a 17 to 17.5 inch seat by measuring from the center of the cantle to the eye on the side of the pommel. Not sure on how old it is. I bought it used and it was well taken care of by the previous owner. I take meticulous care of all my saddles. They are thoroughly cleaned and conditioned at least once a month, but typically it’s closer to once a week during times of heavy riding. I always wipe down the saddle with a little leather cleaner if it gets dirty. Leather is soft and supple but still very firm. Not gummy or broken down. Stitching is in good shape. Tree is in excellent condition. It does not bend or flex to indicate any damage and it has never caused a back problem on any of the horses I have ridden it with. There are still all three girth straps on both sides and all are still in excellent condition. Girth cover flap things show the “Siegfriend” name. Saddle still has both stirrup leather keepers attached firmly. Pomel and cantle are both in good shape with only like scuffs and are free of major knicks or damage to the leather. Seat is smooth and comfortable with just the right amount of padding. Saddle panels are still well flocked and padded well for your horse back. The gullet is in good shape. The back of the saddle shows where an old name tag was mounted and has two small nail holes, but is otherwise in great shape too! Overall, this is a fabulous saddle at a great price. It will last you a lifetime if you treat it right. My Thoroughbred Jumper passed away about a year and a half ago and this saddle does not fit my giant Hanoverian gelding. My current horse has a very weird back and required me to buy a custom fit saddle with a wide tree. I have been holding off on selling the saddle because I love it so much, but we are about to move up to
About the Stubben Siegfried:
The Siegfried, Stübben's best known model, remains the ultimate all purpose saddle. The flap is wide and goes far forward, and allows the rider to adjust his stirrups for a broad range of uses. This model is made of cowhide and comes with a deep seat, which provides for added security. It also features soft padded fronts, a pencil knee roll (long and thin), and rear calf rolls, which offer support for the rider when in a jumping position.
About All Purpose Saddles:
All Purpose saddles are designed to fulfill different functions. They allow a rider to adjust his/her leg position in order to engage into various types of riding activities. Our all purpose saddles are typically built on a deep seat and come with a round cantle. We offer two types of all purpose saddles - VSS and VSD. A VSS saddle will have a forward flap and put the emphasis on riding short in the leathers, while a VSD saddle will present a straighter flap and give the priority to riding long in the leathers.
About Stubben Saddles:
A book cannot be judged by its cover. The same applies to saddles as well. A saddle is covered with leather on the outside, but on the inside it's built on a tree. That tree can't be seen on a finished product, but you should always ask any manufacturer to show you a bare one, for it remains the key component of the saddle. (Click here to see the step-by-step crafting of a Stübben saddle)
What is in a Stübben tree?
Secondly, the unbreakable never-rust stirrup bars are recessed into the tree, ensuring that the stirrup leather buckles do not interfere with the rider's contact.
And thirdly, the tree is fitted with a front arch made from specially strengthened steel, which both protects the withers from injury and keeps the saddle in the correct position behind the horse's shoulder.
What sets the Stübben tree apart?
Stübben has always put the emphasis on research and has remained at the forefront of technology. The result is that Stübben offers a tree like no other. Ultimately, the Stübben tree is designed for the horse first. It acts as both the frame and the engine. As the frame, it holds the saddle together and withstands the weight of the rider. As the engine, it allows the saddle to become one with the motion of the horse.
When the rider sits on a Stübben saddle, the spring of the tree is immediately activated - the webbing flexes to diminish the impact of the rider's weight while the steel bars prevent the webbing from simply caving in. Thus, an ideal interface is achieved between the vertical motion of the rider and the horizontal surface of the horse's back. The vertical push of the rider is transferred horizontally - the weight is dispersed from front to back instead of up and down. This is not only good for the horse's back, but keeps the rider in better synch with the motion of the horse.
Remember, the saddle is only as good as the tree it's built upon. A saddle that provides both strength and flexibility offers better comfort and performance. The Stübben spring tree guarantees both.