I thought about the Abetta - I like riding with my legs a tad forward - makes me feel a bit more balanced. However, I also like the thought of a treeless saddle - I just wish they weren't so expensive. I do need the saddle horn - at least for a while longer. I confess I use it when mounting...and dismounting...and riding - sometimes...it's a kind of security blanket right now.
You know what? I used it a lot when I first began riding and yes of course I'm still a beginner at riding. It was my security blanket as well. I mounted with it up untill a few days ago.I just didn't understand how people could not mount with out it but now I got the hang of it and I think my horse apperciates it
I don't think I would ever go for a treeless saddle only because I like the fact the the tree gives support and relieves pressure and the weight is distributed through out if fitted properly....eh, I think I am saying that right.
I think I will do a wintec or an abetta saddle. I don't like how heavy traditional saddles are. They are better quality and will probably last a lifetime compared to synthetic.
IF ANYONE knows ofa lightweight tradtional saddle brand let me know. I will think about purchasing one if it's not heavy.