Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yep if you don't want to DRIVE a Jag, you could always RIDE one!

YEP- the people who brought you luxury sports cars now bring you a saddle you can't afford either... check it out:

Jaguar Saddles by H.W. Dabbs Saddlemakers Ltd.- Just as the Jaguar car elevates the automobile , the New Jaguar saddle gives discriminating horsemen a more responsive ride and a truly superb fit.Jaguar cars has now licensed H.W. Dabbs to create a new breed of saddle. The foundation of the Jaguar-a laminated wood spring tree-has been perfected through years of testing in real-life situations, with hundreds of horse and rider combinations. Superb fit, flexibility and comfort are the hallmarks of every Jaguar saddle. Wool-flocked or new, improved memory foam panels and a wide bullet combine for ample clearance of the spine and withers, another unique Jaguar attribute. In keeping with Jaguar's highest standards, the seat panels and padded flaps are carefully crafted in the finest grade of French calf leather.

XJC Equitation Saddle-Designed specifically for Equitation riders, this model features an exceptionally balanced seat with slightly longer and straighter flaps. Jaguar's exclusive panel system allows maximum performance from your horse in flat work and over fences.

Seat Size: 16-18"

Tree: Medium or Wide

Color: Autumn Gold

XJS Jumping Saddles-This saddle has a slightly deeper seat and air-cushioned French calf leather padded flaps and seats. It gives the rider a feeling of absolute balance and total control in every stride. The free foam formed panels offer a better fit and allow the horse freedom of movement. It's also available in wool flocked panels.

Seat Size: 16-18"

Tree Medium or Wide

Color: Autumn Gold

Jaguar XKC Deep Seat Buffalo Leather Dressage Saddle-Made in England, this saddle is the ultimate in comfort. The deeper seat offers a close feel and the grippy buffalo leather breaks in quickly and provides security. Wool flocked panes ensure a comfortable fit for the horse.

Seat Size: 16-18.5

Tree: Narrow, Medium, Wide

Leather: Buffalo, Full Grain or Paris

Wool Panels only

Full Grain or Buffalo Leather

Close Contact Buffalo Leather

From Horse Tack

Manufacturer: Harry Dabbs
Model: Jaguar XJS Jumping Saddle (Paris leather)
Category: Jumping Saddles

Purchase: Paid $2000+ in 2004 This was one of the few saddles that fit my TB (high withers, but broad-shouldered...I needed a tree with enough wither clearance but not too narrow in order to clear the shoulders without pinching)

Likes: I fell in love with the saddle as soon as I sat in it. I had a hard-to-fit horse and actually had several saddles brought to my barn for me to try. Only 3 fit, and I settled on this one immediately. The leather was butter-soft with just the right amount of grip. It did not require breaking-in at all. I was worried that the leather would be too soft and would wear out but 3 years later it has only the smallest amount of wear under the stirrup more than any of my other saddles. The seat is a great width--very comfortable for flat work or jumping. The 17.5" seat is perfect for me (5'5" and a size 10...about average sized). This saddle replaced my Stubben Edelweiss which I liked. However, after riding in this one, I put the Stubben up for consignment. It didn't fit my horse and after riding in this saddle I felt more secure and balanced. I never found myself fighting to find my seat. It is balanced so that I just end up in the deepest part of the saddle naturally.


  1. I saw these saddles at the AETA trade show this year and they are NICE! I love the monoflap dressage saddle and am really trying to save up for one! I'll let you know when I finally get one!

  2. Hey there. You blog is super cute. I am glad I saw it through B.T.B.

    I unfortunately am too busy this semester to really mess much w/ mine. so enjoy old posts until May when school relaxes a bit ;)

    Yes please check those Jags out for me. I am jealous. But I do ADORE my Bates!