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Treeless Saddles on wide & short backed Haflinger

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    01-11-2013, 06:49 PM
That's great information for when getting on from the ground is the only option you have. Personally I do not mount from the ground because of the torque it puts on the horse, and the saddle.
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    01-11-2013, 08:51 PM
If your saddle is compressing you probably need a new one, or a better one. They should not be compressed or maybe you shouldn't be in a treeless. If the pad is compressing I would say has seen the end of its days. That is supposed to act as your "tree" and protect the horse's spine.
    01-11-2013, 11:55 PM
Green Broke
I had a haflinger for 10 years and he is the reason I still have treeless. My treeless is a Rebecca Underwood Soft rider. My husband is having one made now for his draft cross. I always use a breast collar and use a crupper if there are hills.
    01-12-2013, 09:33 AM
What did you pay for those saddles? Do you need to have it made specifically for your horse or do they come in a way that can fit your horse and yourself? I am on a limited fund and have been looking at the Freeform and Black Forest treeless saddles. Do you have any experiences with these type of saddles?
    01-12-2013, 10:41 AM
    01-12-2013, 10:44 AM
Not sure what that means?
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    01-12-2013, 10:48 AM
I have a feeling it is a word in canadian french! I could be confused, but her location is Quebec so that is my guess!
    01-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Haha no it's not a french word. :P When someone on the forum writes that, it means they are subscribing to the thread because they are interested in following it, while having nothing to actually write/add to the conversation.
    01-12-2013, 11:49 AM
"Subbing" means they are following this thread.

I'm also curious about saddle choices for Haflingers. I have a Haflinger and use the Wintec Australian Stock saddle on him with the wide gullet. He seems to be fairly comfortable, but I have to make sure the saddle doesn't ride up on his shoulders. I have thought about a treeless saddle, but I was hesitant because the only falls I have had were on a treeless saddle. I think it gives you a false sense of security because it feels like you are riding in a regular saddle until the horse bucks or spooks, and then it doesn't give you the same stability as a regular saddle. It might not affect stronger riders though.

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