Well I went to see a treeless saddle today because a lady down the road from me was selling one, and after a lot of research and thinking(because I hated them before) I decided it was the best saddle for my youngster.
Well it was a size 2 so I thought it would be too long for my boy and too big for me(im dress size 10/12) but I sat in it on the ladys horse and it was perfect for me :) and her horse is same length/size as my boy and it wasnt too long so I took the plunge and put a deposit on it..
Its in really good condition(only used twice), comes with barefoot pad/stirrups and leathers/ and a barefoot dressage? Girth! Its costing me £350. Do you think that was a good price?
I was just wanting people's opinions of them and what disciplines they do in them. Are they okay to jump/show/dressage in or just trail ride?
Is the barefoot pad a good pad(brand new) or should I get another.
It seems to sit quite high on the horses back but I think that's because it has a lot of padding (sheepskin under saddle and under pad and its thick and full-not worn) or do you think that's because it doesnt fit the horse its on? When girthed up and me sat on it looked better.
I got it because its comfortable for trail riding, seems secure and my youngsters going to be changing shape for a while... One thing I am worried about is pressure(i.e where the stirrups are/on spine) but these saddles do have good reviews and the pad has inserts either side of spine.
My final question is the cantle seemed to rise up slightly when girthed up(on her horse). Is this normal? And also, I know you can change the pommels on them to different widths. How can you tell if you need to do that?
Thanks all Sorry for the essay