Happy Hump Day! Today’s blog post is all about Corriente Saddle Co.
Whether I’m riding in my (Corriente) Saddle or I’ve posted a photo, I’m always being asked about it, how to order, the fit, etc..so I figured it would make for a great blog post and point of reference for those interested.
I ordered my saddle in September and received it in late October (totally normal, and they give you a timeline of how long it’ll take to make and ship).
To order, I browsed their website (https://www.corrientesaddleco.com/), found one I loved (that’s the easy part!) and wrote down all the details I would need (it’s the CSB 565B Corriente New Style Barrel Saddle, $900 USD). While on the phone to place my order I had to give the style number, seat size, and if I wanted any upgrades (which I didn’t) along with my credit card details during this time as well. Later that day I then received my receipt via email, which included everything about my saddle. (My only complaint would be giving the saddle number, seat size, etc and paying by card right then and there on the phone. The entire time I was worried the order number could be misheard, etc, I would have preferred to give the details, get an invoice then pay, but clearly this way works!)
When I ordered and mentioned I wanted a 13” they did ask if I was on the shorter side and if I would want youth fenders...something I’ve never thought about, but so glad it was explained and suggested to me, as the stirrup holes can be in the middle rather than right at the top.
Upon its arrival in Canada (as it ships from the US), I did have to pay duty which was roughly $200 Canadian. There are lots of different duty calculators on google, etc to help prepare you and budget as well.
I had never rode in a Corriente, tried one on my horses etc, but from the first time I got it to now, I absolutely love it! I’ve had it on 3 horses, with one being a little harder to fit, and it fit them all great.
For the first couple rides it squeaked a little but nothing bad at all, and fit me like a glove from the start. No uncomfortable phases or stages to have it broken in, which was icing on the cake.
While, I understand not everyone has horses that are easy to fit or would want to buy a saddle without trying it out, I think the price point makes it much more desirable. I think if you’re able to try a friends saddle to see if it fits your horse and you, that is the most ideal when ordering online (or the phone!)
For me, the price point and quality of the saddle is what stood out for me the most, there are of course soo many well made saddles out there, but for those on a smaller budget, these can be a great option.
I hope this has helped clear up any questions you may have about ordering, and gives some peace of mind too.
Ps- for those that may want something sooner than later; check out the “bargain deal saddles” tab on the website..these are all in stock and ready to ship.
Thanks for reading and see y’all for Fashion Friday!