Product review: Arena Saddles and being on a “college kid” budget

Being in the saddle is the thing I look forward to the most during the week. Whether it be a long day or a terrible day. Knowing I get to ride and enjoy the presence of my horses gets me through it. Since I enjoy being in the saddle so much it is very important to me to have a good quality saddle under me. However, being on a “college kid” budget means I will not be getting that custom saddle I want.

Recently, I have tried Arena Saddles. The price point is a very reasonable price when you’re talking about a brand new saddle out of the box. This saddle won me over with its beautiful European leather. I knew I just had to have it.

I remember being so excited when seeing my saddle was out for delivery and then pulling into my driveway after a long day of work to see it sitting on my doorstep. I was so excited, but I couldn’t get the box in the house, it was a bit too heavy for me. So I ran into the house to get Nico to do it for me. Of course, being the gentleman he is, he helped open it as well.

Riding in the saddle is like a dream. I have “given” it to Boots to be his, however, I have ridden Cadence in it a few times. The thigh blocks are my absolute favorite and help keep my leg and position correct. The seat is super comfortable and is like sitting on a couch. Which to me is wonderful as I spend a lot of time in the saddle and want a comfortable saddle.

Boots and I are so happy we get to share this saddle together and of course, I will continue to drool over it. Can’t wait until we get to hit the show ring with our beautiful Arena Saddle! Until Next Time, J 

Review by: Jordan of Westphalian Dreamer / Reproduced with permission from Heels Down Media