I've looking at buying a treeless saddle & I've narrowed it down to either a Barefoot or a Sensation. I was wondering if anyone here had ridding in one or other or both.
Of course they both put the other make down:
Barefoot dealer says:
The nylon stirrups suck, they get longer on their own, erratically. It is a nice saddle if it fits - but it doesn't fit every horse, you don't have that option of exchanging pommels like with a Barefoot, and the panels are a bit stiffer, so if its fits the curve of your horses' back, great, if not, it can bridge. It usually fits great for Arabs, but doesn't have quite the spine clearance that ours can provide.
Sensation Dealer says:
I know the Barefoot saddles and they also have a hard component in the pommel. Also, many of my clients that have tried out the Barefoot said they are just not comfortable, especially compared to the Sensation Ride. I prefer a deeper seat in a saddle, whether it is Western or English, and the Barefoot does not offer a deep seat.
So if anyone has any advice, can verify whether the comments are true or not, I'd be very grateful!