16.5″ Collegiate Close Contact
While this saddle won’t be the prettiest in the class, it is solid and ready for a new rider without breaking the bank. Collegiate saddles are trusted, recognized saddles, one that are sure to last. This one is likely older than us, in the old school “pancake” style with no knee rolls/blocking, but has nice leather and is sound. 16.5″ seat, in more of a hunter style, 4″ medium gullet, 13″ flap, making this youth or adult rider friendly. The billet cover is stamped 15.5″, but measures at 16.5″. The cantle has a bite mark in it from a naughty horse, but minor and helps make this saddle even more affordable.