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Spooner by Antares

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The Spooner by Antares is for those with a discerning taste who need a ready-made saddle. Classic French design is perfect for Hunters or Equitation. Designed by Antares for Richard Spooner, "The Master of Faster" as he is known on the Grand Prix circuit. The Spooner helps place the rider in correct position allowing the rider to focus on the ride rather than their position.

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Favorite Features
  • Medium-deep calfskin leather seat
  • Light brown grain leather flaps
  • Knee and thigh blocks.

Sizing

Seat sizes 16.5", 17", 17.5 and 18".

Short (1), Regular (2) or Long (3) flap.
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    Spooner by Antares is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality AND Good Value! I bought this saddle used 2 years ago from another boarder at my barn. I am a very petite 5'1" with a short leg, and the 6 1/2 inch Spooner with the short flap was practically made for me! The semi-deep seat feels secure, but it's not too deep that it can't be used in the equitation ring. The leather is beautiful, soft, supple and easy to maintain with regular oiling, however it does mark up easily, so be careful! As for break-in time, I can't speak to it since I didn't buy the saddle new. The only downside to this saddle is that I find it a little heavy compared to other high end saddles. Overall, this is my favourite saddle I've ever owned, and I would absolutely recommend it!
    Date published: 2017-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Befits of the Antares Spooner saddle Antares Spooner Saddle Review The Antares Spooner saddle is the perfect saddle for anyone looking for a high quality saddle, without getting a custom made one. With its slightly deeper seat, it helps keep the rider feel balanced and secure. The Spooner is the off the shelf model making it easier to get then a custom made one. It’s soft calf skin leather which is amazingly soft and very easy to clean. It is so squishy and super comfortable to ride in. With front and back knee rolls it helps keep the rider's leg in place. It also has squishy knee pads which help keep your knee on the saddle. You can get this saddle in many sizes, 16.5, 17 etc. but the downside is that if you have a long leg and a small seat the smallest size set you can get with a long flap is a seventeen inch. Another downside is that after you spend the money to by the saddle, you then also spend extra money if you buy the cleaning supplies and stirrup leathers it is even more money. The other downside this saddle is that if you are trying to adjust your stirrups while mounted it is very hard. You could try buy thinner stirrup leathers but they are still hard to adjust. Even with the Antares stirrup leathers the are still had to adjust and get on and off the saddle. They do get a little better as they break in. Overall the Antares Spooner saddle is a comfortable saddle. It also fits most horse coming in variety of different trees. If you want a nice saddle but not at the price of a custom one the Antares may be the perfect saddle.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this sadde I've been trying this saddle with my senior Warmblood (and he's a bit swaybacked and high withered--hard to fit) and it fits him perfectly. I love the soft leather, and the color has grown on me. It has a secure yet close contact seat that my horse loves.
    Date published: 2016-10-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for us This saddle looked good but my first impression was this it was heavy. It didn't fit my warmblood's shoulder area with enough clearance. The leather smelled good, but overall I wasn't attracted to this saddle.
    Date published: 2016-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saddle for me! I also tried the Antares signature saddle, and the Spooner fit my long leg better. I ended up purchasing directly from Antares since I needed an 18 with a #3 flap. However, I would highly recommend Smartpak's saddle trial policy. This was by far the most pleasant and easy saddle trial process I have ever used!
    Date published: 2016-02-25
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