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post #1 of 6 Old 06-27-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Treeless Saddle Help?

I was thinking about trying a Treeless Saddle. I was looking around on eBay, and found a few I like.

YESRD Genuine Leather Treeless Saddle , TS-004 | eBay
I like this one because, well, I like leather saddles, and this one is also light in weight. But it says it comes from India, and I've heard buying saddles from India is a big no-no.

Stallion Riders Branded Synthetic Treeless Saddle with Western Fender+Free Girth | eBay
I like this one because I like how the seat comes off and how it says it's soft for the horse. It also says it takes the horses shape.

And I like this one:
Hilason Treeless Endurance Trail Pleasure Saddle 18 | eBay
This one is supposedly light and it's a Hilason, which I like

So what do you think??
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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Hilason is cheap don't buy it
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-19-2012, 07:37 PM
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You can read the reviews on Hilason...... Junk

Trail Saddles

The other Models... all I can say is there is no way any saddle that inexpensive is worth being used as a door stop, much less on a Horse.


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May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-19-2012, 08:10 PM
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I concur!

Here's my 2 cents -

The only tried, tested and I mean TESTED (hardcore endurance riders) that I've personally heard are worthy are Barefoot, FreeForm, BlackForest (just begining to make a name for themselves)and Torsion. More western would be the Bob Marshall. I might be forgetting one...

The others are cheap and don't use real leather, and the hardware is nickel (rusts) and they tend to put seams and hardware in all of the wrong places, and some are not much more than what I've heard people call 'glorified bareback pads'.

With that said, I'm actually considering the Tahoe myself....

There is a great article out there by a girl who got all of the treeless brands, took pics and wrote her thoughts down on them...a good read! Here is her link :

Treeless Saddle Reviews - The Alternative Horse

A treeless saddle also requires a decent pad to help provide pressure point relief from your bum and to distribute your weight better - it also is required with some saddles just to keep them from bridging on the pommel or other areas. Once you get a nice pad under them, they sit where they are supposed to and are quite nice.

Keep studying! But expect to pay no less than $500 (for a good used one) and more for the new ones. Hope this helps.
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Too cheap. At $135 the seller is making money so one must wonder the wholesale price - $75?? They are all garbage.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-20-2012, 08:17 AM
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I actually have a made in India eBay treeless saddle - Stunn I think they call their brand. It's actually a decent saddle. I've had it for a year or so and it's held up nicely.

Personally I like Ansur saddles, Freeform and Barefoot. Saving up for a Barefoot Tahoe Classic. Keep away from Hilason saddles - all junk. Their treeless saddle pads are pretty good though.

All treeless saddles take the horses shape, so ecause one ad says it and the other doesn't means nothing. It's treeless - it doesn't have a tree to stop it from taking a horses shape.
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