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    04-30-2009, 06:42 AM
Barefoot saddles

Arent theses funny looking? 1st and 2nd saddels are all purpose, 3rd is a dressage, 4th is endurance, 5th is western, and 6th us a kids all pupose.
I think I want one, they look comfy!
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    04-30-2009, 09:13 AM
I tried one used and it was very, very comfortable. However from what I was told 1) you need a special pad, 2) you have to be a good rider with good seat, and 3) they are not great if horse bucks (may cause accident lol!). My horse can throw the buck when she feels like it, so I decided not to get that used one. :(
    04-30-2009, 10:32 AM
These are all treeless I'm assuming? I have a Bob Marshall treeless barrel saddle. You do need a special pad (to do the work of the tree). But I love mine, really comfy. More importantly Soda loves it. I rode him in quite a few other saddles before buying this one and the attitude change was noticeable. Also, its nice because you can use it on horses with different body types with no problem. I put it on my WIDE fat TWH mare and it was good for her too.
    04-30-2009, 10:59 AM
Personally, I think they look kinda
    04-30-2009, 02:07 PM
Are there no stirrups?
I think they look comfy
    04-30-2009, 03:16 PM
No, no, they do have stirrups. And girth. But you have to buy those separately. They are not cheap saddles either.
    04-30-2009, 04:05 PM
I could see where the girth would go, but wasn't sure if there were stirrups or not...
I'd like to have one to trail ride in..
    04-30-2009, 05:16 PM
I hear that they are pretty cool. Some brands don't require a pad (i know free form saddles don't, in some cases. ) I really want one, im OK with my wintec but its kinda uncomfortable on long rides. :\

They look sooo comfortable. Maybe ill sell my wintec and get one of these? Hmm...
    04-30-2009, 09:05 PM
Green Broke
Ohhh! My butt smiled when I saw them! May have to look into these. Thanks Morganshow11.
    04-30-2009, 09:12 PM
Originally Posted by Walkamile    
Ohhh! My butt smiled when I saw them! May have to look into these. Thanks Morganshow11.
I think my butt squealed! Oh, nope. That wasn't a squeal (j/k)

Nice looking saddles though!

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