Item #CW64C - CWD 17.5/18, Long/Forward Flap, Regular Tree, with Integrated Panels, Soft Grippy Leather, 2009
CWD Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Stamped 18 and measures approximately 17 ¾"so may work for a rider who normally takes a 17.5 or 18. Features grippy, supple, buttery French grain leather with calfskin knee/seat. This is the SE02 model which is the deeper seat option. Padded flap. Front and back blocks. Integrated panels offer a closer feel of the horse. Cutaway sweat flap improved rider's lower leg contact. Regular tree measuring approximately 4 1/2" between the two dots under the pommel, with a panel angle suitable for horses of average build. Long/forward flap (3C), measuring approximately 14" from top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 15.25" in width at the widest point. One feature I especially love about this particular CWD is that the twist on the seat is more narrow than on many other CWD and comparable French saddles; a narrow twist is coveted by many riders who find it helpful to wrap their leg down and around the horse rather than feeling perched on top of their saddle. Very good condition, I just see signs of a nameplate, a scratch on left flap, otherwise typical signs of use. Made in 2009. Comes with original CWD cover. New close to $5,000 + wait time + no opportunity to try your finished product before you buy. Test ride ours and enjoy this beautiful saddle from an especially nice batch of soft leather.