Item #B75C - Butet Premium 17/18 (Stamped 17.25) Monoflap Full Calfksin 2016, Nearly New Condition
Butet Premium Monoflap Saddle. This one has all the bells and whistles, ideal for the rider who wants a saddle in as close to new condition as possible but at a used price! Get the best of both worlds. This saddle is stamped 17.25 and as is typical for Butet, runs a bit generous, measuring approximately 18" by our tape so may work for riders in the 17 to 18 seat size range. Luxurious full calfskin, with buttery leather for a nice secure grip. Front blocks are incorporated into the padded flap. Rear blocks are longer for a touch of extra security without restricting the leg. Deep seat model ("C" seat) offers a secure ride which is helpful as the fences get larger and/or for days when you are riding young, green, or spooky horses. Flap is standard length and position (Butet flap sizing is numbered differently than most other French brands, so "1" as on this saddle is standard), measuring approximately 12.75" from the top of the stirrup bar where the buckle sits to the bottom of the flap, and approximately 14" in width at the widest part of the flap. (We note that while the the flap is marked standard length/position, in our opinion it would also work for the rider who need a little extra room from hip to knee as it does visually appear slightly forward.) Made in 2016. Demo condition, with only lightest use. (You will see the typical calfskin texture. I note that for those who aren't used to seeing the texture of calfskin. For example if you look on the right side profile view photo you can see a bit of the typical calfskin wrinkle/texture on the flap). Regular tree, measuring approximately 4 1/4" between the two dots under the pommel, suitable for horses of fairly average or middle-of-the-road build (or to put it another way, it's a regular tree that is pretty true to size, as opposed to a regular tree that runs more like a narrow or a wide). We have left on the beautiful original Butet logo nameplate on so you can see the nameplate design in case you would like to order the same one from Butet (if you prefer that we take it off for you, just let us know at the time of your order in the comment box). Retail $6,200. Ours just $4495. Save thousands, as the original owner has already taken the depreciation hit for you, plus unlike with a new saddle or custom order you have the opportunity to test ride on the finished product before you make a final decision (which eliminates the risk of disappointment or frustration with custom orders where if it isn't as magical as you expected, you can't get a refund). For this reason, to many experienced riders, ordering a close-to-new saddle that can be test ridden is preferable to ordering a new custom saddle where you only get to test ride a similar saddle but are essentially buying your finished product sight unseen. Save thousands, have confidence in the fit feel and performance before you make a final decision, and still enjoy the stunning nearly-new condition.