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    11-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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*sings* Christmas is coming

And my horse is getting spoiled!!

I need some help, my horse has a very wide back (so saddle fit is next to impossible) and I'm looking for a treeless saddle that I can ask for for Christmas. Our price limit is $200 so nothing too much more than that (if they exist that cheap!) I like the idea of a treeless because I could use it on other horses of similar size in the future, as I don't think I'll ever have another with a back like hers :P
I'm a pretty balanced rider and do all my riding bareback right now, so I'm not horribly worried about saddles sliding side to side (even a tree'd saddle wouldn't prevent it from sliding on her round barrel xD). But I want something fairly decent quality, not going to fall apart on me sort of thing - despite the price limit :P
So which treeless saddle would you suggest for coffee table shaped horses?

Thanks everyone!
     
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    11-19-2012, 04:08 PM
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Green Broke
From what I have read and heard a treeless saddle that will not hurt the horses back and is somewhat usable is upwards of $1,000. They are a pretty penny. For $200 unless you get a really used one you won't get anything worth looking at.

Also it is a misconception that treeless saddles fit a variety of horses, they do not. They need to be fit just like any other saddle.
     
    11-19-2012, 06:03 PM
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Then is my only option a bareback pad - what about those soft saddles? I saw one for $350 Down Under Kimberley Soft Saddle - Horse.com
It's more expensive but is it any good?
Are there any other option that would be good for a wide withered horse - I've looked into Wintecs and they're just too expensive and too much work for me to buy, try on, return, buy a new one. Too much money to buy all the different gullets until one fits (which I tried the 2xW which was still far to narrow for her)
     
    11-19-2012, 08:18 PM
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Green Broke
The soft saddles are no different than a $50 bareback pad but you don't want stirrups on those as they will slide too much.

Look for a used draft saddle that you can go look at and take wither cutouts with you. But you mentioned before she's on a diet so I would ride bareback until she slims down more, might be easier to find one that fits then. Or save your money to get one fitted.
     
    11-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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So all the treeless options are either a fortune or crap? >.< darn
     
    11-19-2012, 08:54 PM
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They just like treed saddles, you get what you pay for.
     
    11-19-2012, 08:58 PM
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I guess I'll stick to bareback - thanks everyone.
     

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