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Collegiate Convertible Diploma

Collegiate
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For jumping or flat work. Easy-Change Gullet System adjusts to fit horse’s withers. Handcrafted in Easy-Ride Pre-Treated leather, so soft and pliable it is preferred by most riders and feels instantly broken in. Remarkably detailed contrast stitching and stained edges. Medium deep seat and forward cut flap position are excellent for jumping or working on the flat. Airflow padded flaps with pencil knee rolls for security. Recessed stirrup bar eliminates bulk under leg. Flocked panels. Havana. 15", 16", 16 1/2", 17", 17 1/2", 18", standard flap or lengthened flap.

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    Collegiate Convertible Diploma is rated 3.9167 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this saddle! I bought this saddle in 2008 and it's still in amazing condition. At the time when I bought it I was riding multiple horses and needed a saddle that could fit each individual horse. This saddle did that and more. It's a great feeling saddle with just enough knee padding to feel that your knees are secure and the seat keeps your bum comfortable for 14 mile trail rides or hours at a show. The build of the saddle is very correct and you stay very balanced and centered. It doesn't pitch you forward or back which makes me and my horses happy.Now in 2008 when I bought this the Genesis system that is on Toulouse's weren't a well known thing and now that I've seen how they adjust I find them brilliant but at the same time this Easy Change Gullet system works wonderful as well . It's a few extra steps than just turning an screwdriver but just think, if for some reason your gullet breaks (which I find extremely hard to believe would happen ), instead of having to buy a whole new saddle like you would if it was the Genesis system all you would have to do is buy another set of gullets. Just so food for thought.
    Date published: 2015-12-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Even the regular flap is very forward I had a Collegiate Alumni that I had about eight years ago that I loved but sold for a Pessoa. The Pessoa was too wide for my new horse so I wanted to get another Alumni that I had loved so much- turns out it was discontinued. I tried theDiploma, but the flap is very far forward, even on the regular flap model... It was still comfortable but it put me into chair seat on the flat. If you are looking for a very forward flap however, this saddle would be great. Nice quality and the stitching is beautiful. I wish it had worked for me.
    Date published: 2015-09-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed reviews Had this exact saddle yrs ago ( sold it ) and it had fit my very round mare so I thought I would try it again in a test ride. Test ride worked great w/ x- wide gullet but seat was a little small for me so returned test ride and ordered a seat size up. Larger seat size saddle that came was a newer model and did not fit my mare at all even w/ x-wide gullet. Also this saddle is now foam filled/ not wool and leather seems cheep. Smart Pk was great with all the returns but the point of a test ride is to try the saddle you will be purchasing. So be careful with "test rides". The new but less expensive saddles like this one have really changed in quality ( for the worse ).
    Date published: 2015-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saddle! Great Price We have a very hard to fit TB with high withers and a underdeveloped top line. He was a rescue horse and have been looking for a saddle that will "grow" with him as he continues to develop. This saddle was fabulous!! We are so excited to have finally found just the right saddle for him after trialing about 8 others that were all more expensive. This saddle was very comfortable!!
    Date published: 2014-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fit, even better price My 16.2hh gelding with typical TB withers but average width proved extremely difficult to fit for a well-fitting close contact / jumping saddle. 4 saddles later (thanks to SmartPak for their excellent Test Ride program) we found this. I had tried more expensive brands but was delighted that the best fit came from this one which cost so much less, yet is stylish & comfortable.
    Date published: 2013-01-22
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