Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Treeless is all I use anymore, I have 2 Bob Marshalls and 1 Circle Y Bob Marshall.
They ride different then a treed if your not used to them, so before you jump into it I would find somebody that would let you borrow one of theres for a week or for a few rides so you can get the feel of it. I have heard a lot of people say they hated them but after a few more rides they got used to how they rode. They sit you deep and hold you in good when you need it but doesn't interfere if you ever needed to get out in a emergency.
When buying them used make sure they are not abused....because if you get a crappy treeless your life will be a miserable one after awhile. Make sure it is in good condition NO folds in the seat (means it is broken down and not good for you or the horse if it folds in the middle) and overall a nice saddle. Which is one of the reasons why I like the BMs over the CYs, they hold up better then the CYs overtime. So it is hard to find a used one it very good condition for a steal deal unless the rare occasion (not usually under $800)....but every now and again you find that great deal.
So enough of me blabbing and rambling....I love my treeless, haven't had a problem in the many years I have rode in them. I know a lot of fellow barrel racers that use them as well.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.