Rossetti Saddles

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  1. Sadiewynn

    Sadiewynn Full Member

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    Hello Everyone!
    I was just wondering if anyone has heard of this/ has experience with this brand? I've never heard of it and I haven't been able to find any reviews which makes me a bit nervous! Thanks!!

    Saddles Rossetti, Leather Saddles, Jump Saddles

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  2. Baboo

    Baboo Senior Member

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    From the pics on the website, the saddle choices appear to be very similar to those available from Saint Lourdes Saddlery, also an Argentinian saddle company, although I have no idea if they are linked. The Rossetti saddles also appear to come solely with formed panels.
    I think in Canada at least, the St. Lourdes saddles were marketed as Intec saddles more recently, and are a fairly decent lower end saddle, with overall nice style/comfort and the option for many saddles of wool vs.foam panels, and in some cases with removable/replaceable gullet plates. I know a few people who have had the early St. Lourdes saddles, and liked them - they were also available in several different tree sizes (which I found fit a bit on the narrow side), which allowed for fitting some narrow or wider horses without a big budget. Some of these saddles have been in use for about 6 years now with no issues in wear or problems with the tree. I don't think these saddles are carried by Intec any longer in the US, or by their previous wholesaler in Canada - it is hard to move "unknown" saddles, even for well-known retailers.
    I definitely wouldn't want to buy the Rossetti (or the St. Lourdes/Intec) without being able to see/trial them, as resale can be very difficult with a relatively unknown saddle maker. I think you would be better served by searching instead for a used, better quality, and more familiar brand with more "known" fitting characteristics if you need to buy online.
     
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    Baboo Senior Member

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    Just a correction - the St. Lourdes saddles were later marketed as Intrepid, not Intec, in Canada.
     
  4. equuswhisper

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    Hi,
    I own a Rossetti premium saddle (was given as a sponsorship saddle) and 3 of my students each own a different model.
    We have had them for over a year. They are a lower end product but of good quality. They remind me of what Henri De Rivel use to be (before they started being made in India). The balance on 2 of the models is actually very nice. The saddles hold up very well with hard use and not being taken great care of! We received bridles and girths as well. I prefer my Antares, well of course, but I use it on one of my horses and jump 4'+ comfortably in it. I would recommend the saddle for someone looking at lower price point and doesn't want to have to baby the saddle! Fits the horse I use it on well, comfy knee rolls, billets are a little thick and crude, stitching could be closer together, but leather doesn't scuff easily.
     

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