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Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle

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Why We Love This

The Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle is perfect for shorter backed, croup high or flat backed horses.  It is also a great option for the petite rider on a large pony/small horse.  Compared to similar saddles, the Compact GP saddle is compact for its size, has a neat seat, slimmer rear gussets and the tree is shorter and slightly flatter on the underside.

Made in the UK

Test ride this saddle! Click here for details.

Favorite Features

  • Super-comfy deeper seat that gives you a little extra in-saddle security and locates you centrally for balance and control
  • Versatile GP that's forward enough cut to allow for jumping and cross-country as well as schooling and hacking
  • Fully adjustable knee and calf blocks provide customized leg support
  • Quality leather seat and knee pads give the feel of riding on an all leather saddle
  • Changeable gullet for a custom fit
  • Flocked with 100% British wool

Sizing

Flap Lengths:

17"- 13.75"
17.5"- 14.5"
18"- 15.75"
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    Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice GP saddle so far Only been riding in it for a few weeks and haven't tried jumping in it yet. I like how it's easy to clean. Gullets easy to change. Happy that it's wool flocked and can be adjusted/changed. The Billets are really stiff and can be hard to get girth buckles in - hopefully that softens with time. The stirrup bars are set deep and tight so it makes adjusting the stirrups really tough - I bought thinner stirrups to help with that, I hope. Over all is very comfortable and looking forward to using it for a long time.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great fit, comfortable, but squeaks like crazy! I purchased the high wither GP saddle. This fit my young, super high withered, short backed horse GREAT. I bought it specifically because she's going to change shape a lot over the next year as she grows and is brought into work and the changeable gullets should work perfectly as she changes. It's probably the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden in and I've been riding horses for over 30 years. Unfortunately the saddle SQUEAKS like crazy. It's my first synthetic saddle and I expected some noise vs a leather saddle, but it can be hard to hear the instructor at times...that can't be normal!!! I tried all of the tips the manufacturer suggested to help get rid of the squeak, but none of them worked. Regrettably I'm going to return the saddle because of the squeaking.
    Date published: 2017-01-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not sure how to review waiting on saddle one ordered came in damaged sent back according to tracker saddle was returned 2 days ago waiting on shipping order for replacement
    Date published: 2017-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit for my shark fin TB I appreciate the saddle test ride opportunity. It was nice to be able to try two saddles prior to purchase.
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Design Flaw Keeps This From Being a 5 Star Saddle I just test rode this saddle and loved how it fit my hard-to-fit tubby pony and how it fit me. It put me in excellent balance. I have the Thorowgood T8 dressage saddle - which I adore after 1.5 years of steady use - and I had high hopes for this being my new pop-over-small-fences saddle but it has a fundamental design flaw that I think would create a pressure point on my pony's back and which is keeping me from purchasing it. The back of the sweat panel connects to the saddle's underside panels at such a low/bad place as to create a pressure point on the horse's back. I'm not sure if this is a problem with this particular test ride saddle only or the whole series. My Thorowgood dressage saddle has the same issue with a bad/low connection point between the back of sweat panel and the underside saddle/back panel but it's not as severe - it JUST avoids being too low and creating a pressure point. Attached are some pictures with arrows pointing to what I mean.
    Date published: 2016-02-19
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