Treeless saddles?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Treeless saddles?

This is a discussion on Treeless saddles? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Treeless saddles? horse forum
  • Rebecca softride saddle 2012

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-30-2011, 01:19 PM
  #1
Yearling
Treeless saddles?

I have been having problems with my saddle, and I am looking to buy a new one. I was curious about treeless saddles, do they fit a wider range of horses than a saddle ith a tree? Are they worth buying? What are somexperiences you have had with them?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-30-2011, 01:25 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
I have been having problems with my saddle, and I am looking to buy a new one. I was curious about treeless saddles, do they fit a wider range of horses than a saddle ith a tree? Are they worth buying? What are somexperiences you have had with them?
Posted via Mobile Device
What kind of problems are you having? That would help to give an opinion.
     
    10-30-2011, 01:38 PM
  #3
Yearling
The pommel of my saddle sits on her withers, it's just too wide I think. But I was going to buy a new one, she isn't hard to fit. I just figured I'd look into treeless saddles while I'm buying a new one.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    10-30-2011, 01:51 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
The pommel of my saddle sits on her withers, it's just too wide I think. But I was going to buy a new one, she isn't hard to fit. I just figured I'd look into treeless saddles while I'm buying a new one.
Posted via Mobile Device
If you are looking at treeless be sure to get a peaked pommel. I personally did not like the treeless but some people love them. I did not like feeling every single fly twitch or any minor movement the horse made. I think it also made rub marks behind his withers.
I have a gaited horse and bought a Steele which I think is a great saddle.
     
    10-30-2011, 02:28 PM
  #5
Foal
Try before you buy. I got one, I have lots of different horses. One horse we put it on told me within 2 minutes of my starting work that he HATED the treeless saddle and to get if off his back or he'd have stronger opinions about it. Put his treed one back on and he went back to his old self.

The other horses went in it, can't say I found they went really any better. IN the end I sold it as there was no real advantage in it.

Mine were gaited, I think trees have developed over the centuries for a good reason, trying to go to treeless is an interesting exercise, but I think a well fitting treed saddle is better in so many ways.
     
    10-30-2011, 02:43 PM
  #6
Cat
Green Broke
Both my husband and I love our treeless and in fact I'm looking at purchasing a Rebecca Softride saddle here soon - despite the months of wait time for them. However - we both have mutton withered, short wide-backed horses that can be difficult to fit in traditional saddles. I'm not sure how a treeless would work on a horse with more wither.
     
    10-30-2011, 09:41 PM
  #7
Banned
Not all treeless saddles are created equal. Just keep that in mind. Some are great; some are crap. And as others have said, try before you buy to make sure it's the correct fit for both you and your horse.
     
    11-06-2011, 08:58 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat    
Both my husband and I love our treeless and in fact I'm looking at purchasing a Rebecca Softride saddle here soon - despite the months of wait time for them. However - we both have mutton withered, short wide-backed horses that can be difficult to fit in traditional saddles. I'm not sure how a treeless would work on a horse with more wither.
Why would that make a difference? It might rub or?
     
    11-06-2011, 09:26 PM
  #9
Weanling
IMO I think treeless saddles are over priced for what they are worth, when you can just get a custom fitted saddle for close to what some treeless sell for. I haven't used one but everyone I know who's owned one hasn't had much good to say about them.
     
    11-06-2011, 10:55 PM
  #10
Cat
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraG    
Why would that make a difference? It might rub or?
Rubbing and/or clearance. I've heard some with horses with more wither sometimes have issues - especially with the formed pommel that many of the treeless come with.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Treeless Saddles? lilruffian Horse Tack and Equipment 13 09-03-2010 01:47 PM
Treeless Saddles? ShutUpJoe Horse Tack and Equipment 8 02-11-2010 10:04 PM
So, anyone have treeless saddles? reining girl Horse Tack and Equipment 7 08-19-2009 08:26 AM
treeless saddles? SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 13 06-13-2008 05:56 PM
Treeless Saddles Dernhelm Horse Talk 8 03-14-2007 05:05 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0