The Classic is our original Ansur model, as designed by Bronze, now updated with a new pommel design and FlexCore technology. It provides adequate rider support yet allows the rider to experience maximum "feel" from his/her horse. The underside of the Classic has no gullet, lying on the horse in much the same way as a very nice pad does providing that "the next-best-thing to bareback" feel.
- Classical dressage
- Trail riding and flatwork
- Low-level jumping
I bought my Classic model in December of 2004. The saddle is still in beautiful condition, even though it has been dropped, stomped on, thrown by a couple of horses and used almost every day of the year. It has been used on 13 hand ponies, and 16 hand Irish Sport horses and everything in between. I've even jumped low jumps in it. The horses love it and so do I. Occasionally I have had to use a treed saddle when out with someone else, not a pleasant experience. One person said this saddle was not for an inexperienced rider, I beg to differ, I've started riders with this saddle, after having them ride bareback, they loved it and had no trouble. I will hopefully be able to buy another saddle soon, I am now involved in horse rescue and have more horses because of this. My daughter and I own Dogwood Lane Horse Sanctuary, it's something we've always wanted to do. I'm 69 years old and a little more careful about what I ride but I still break some horses and ride our abused horses, and the Classic doesn't seem to mind that I have gotten older. Next on the want list is the Excel. Many thanks for a great riding and well built saddle.
• Flex-Core construction
• Low cantle
• Front dee rings
• Deluxe support system (under flap knee rolls, rear thigh blocks and shoulder columns)
• Pebble-grain soft leather on the seat and external knee rolls
• Detachable/adjustable under-flap knee rolls & thigh blocks
• Long billets
• Ansur dust cover w/logo
Made by Ansur's master saddle makers in Camas, WA, USA