I dislike most treeless saddles; the kind you need a special pad under. They're not safe, just look at my wrist
! It'll never be good
again either *sigh* >< And the saddle was fit properly, strapped properly and seemed just fine,we had used it several times before, the horse didn't do anything, and suddenly it slid under his belly! :(
And except from that, they're too soft, even with the pad they don't even out the preassure from the stirrups enough.
But I love treeless saddles with real panels! At least those I've tried. It's hard enough to even out the preassure, you don't sit as widespread, it's steady and it alows the horse to move. There is plentuy of room for the spine. My own also puts me in a much better position than any dressage saddle I've ever tried. ^___^
This is my saddle:
And this is my ridinginstructor, riding my hiorse in her treeless saddle. (It's his first day on training camp..>_>)'
Mine is a StarTrekk Espaniola, hers is a StarTrekk Espaniola Deluxe..