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Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle

Fairfax Saddlery
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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.

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

Made in UK

Sizing It Up

Flap Lengths:

17"- 13.75"
17.5"- 14.5"
18"- 15.75"

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    Thorowgood T8 Compact GP Saddle is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best synthetic saddle out there! I bought this saddle after repeatedly striking out with used saddles and not finding any affordable new leather saddles that fit my needs. I was looking for a deep seat GP (I'm a fairly new adult rider leaning towards dressage but leaving options open), black, adjustable gullet and with a real leather feel. This saddle not only has a leather seat and knee rolls, it actually looks and feels like a "real" saddle and does not have any of the issues I've encountered with other synthetic brands. It's lovely to ride in and puts me in a great spot.My only WORD OF WARNING: This saddle is sold as "adjustable", but they don't sell the changeable gullets WITH the saddle and don't warn you about what size you will get when you buy it. You have to buy the gullet changers separately, for about $40/ea., and you have to guess at which ones you may need. My saddle came with a medium tree, which ended up being WAY narrow on all of the horses at my barn (when I say narrow, I mean it completely bridged the back of the smallest guy in our barn). I ended up buying the medium-wide and wide trees, but the wide is actually more like a medium-wide, so I suggest always buying a size larger than what you think you would need.
    Date published: 2015-12-15
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