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Merci XC – Cross Country – Traditional Line

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$5,195.00$5,840.00

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Weight 15.25 lbs
SEAT

Very soft seat, well balanced, close contact with horse. Cantle height options of 5cm or 7cm. (dark brown saddle shown with 5cm cantle option).

TWIST

The narrow twist allows the rider’s leg to fall and hang naturally.

PANEL

Shoulder relief / independent panel allows complete freedom of movement for horses with big shoulders (see inset).

BILLET SYSTEM

Double flap option: 3 billets under the flap are provided for use with a traditional jumping girth. Monoflap option: long billet system is to be used with a short girth.

LEG SUPPORT (thigh and calf blocks)

Adjustable leg support for double flap and fixed external leg support for monoflap.

LEATHER

Premium European Soft Leather, Buffalo, German

COLOUR

Black, Brown, 2-Toned (Black+Brown), Brown (Light Havana), Cognac (Caramel), Chestnut (Reddish Brown), 2-Toned (Cognac+Chestnut), 2-Toned (Custom Colour Choices)

SEAT SIZES

17.0″, 17.5″, 18.0″

2 reviews for Merci XC – Cross Country – Traditional Line

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I bought by Merci XC several years ago at Rolex in Lexington, KY. I am so happy with my purchase as is my horse Morocco. He is a Clyde/Hackney cross, has huge shoulders, tall withers, and is not an easy horse to fit. The Merci XC gave him the freedom he needed in the shoulder and the channel width he needed for his massive spine. For me. the narrow twist helped a long-standing hip issue and with the extra-extended stirrup bars, it helps me to find the balance I had been looking for over fences. Thank you Schleese for making a wonderful saddle.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I bought my Merci 3 years ago at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. Jochen was there and talked about the importance of fitting the female anatomy. I had been riding a western saddle but, as I have gotten older, my hips were complaining as the western saddle was so wide. I had to take 2 Aleve before I rode. After 2 hours, my hips were very sore. Then I bought my Merci. Now when I ride, I do not take any Aleve . I ride 2 hours everyday and up to 4 hours at different parks that I ride at. I clocked 300 trail riding hours on my Arabians last year. I will be 74 on April 22. The narrow twist of the Merci is perfect for older riders. It is easier to go up and down hills as this saddle keeps you right in place. The joy of riding has been returned to me. Happy trail to all of you that use this saddle for this purpose.

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I want to thank Jochen for coming to my farm and adjusting the saddles for my 2 horses. Three days later, my I2 horse and I received the highest score we ever got at a show. My 7 year old mare is feeling awesome. She is more forward, has more freedom of range in her shoulders and overall more connected. They both greatly benefitted from the saddle fitting. Thank you for helping me keep my horses happy athletes.

— Fran Marino - Ocala, FL

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