Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ste-Agathe, Quebec
Like PH13 says, treeless (and saddles in general) are hit and miss with horses. You have to find the right match for both horse and rider.
I have a Barefoot Cheyenne that my horses really like, they move freely (more so than with other saddles). But, I haven't used in on long distances because it causes me hip pain. My mare is wide so the twist is too large for my anatomy. Now, I have a Barefoot Atlanta on trial, but I think it will be the same. But it's so light and close contact, I love the feeling.
Generally speaking, treeless fit any horse since it conforms to the horse's shape. Then, you have exceptions ("A" shape backs, high wither etc.). You need a good quality treeless and a padded quality saddle pad to make sure you clear the spine while riding.