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        06-16-2012, 01:48 AM
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    Can't say personally about Freemax brand, but having had a fair bit of experience with various treeless saddles on various horses & with various riders, I don't believe they're all they're cracked up to be at all.

    I think if you're a good rider, not too heavy, your horse is fit & well muscled and you're not going to be doing very long, hard rides, then a treeless(with a good spine clearance pad) can be fine. But for imbalanced or otherwise bad riders, heavy riders, unfit or weak backed horses, or people who like to spend many hours in a saddle at a time, a *well fitting* treed saddle, or a simple (stirrupless) bareback pad, seems to often be a better option for the horse.
    I've got to disagree a bit. Treeless is a great option for endurance riding.
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        06-16-2012, 02:24 AM
    Thanks Amlalriiee I have heard that the higher wither breeds don't do so well in them, and I have considered a bareback pad for hacking like suggested by loosie. I just thought the natural approach may be nicer on my boy.

    I think I'll go for the bareback (with a thick pad) option I will do wonders for my leg position I think :)

    Thanks for all the tips I think when I get a clydie X and treeless may suit better
        06-16-2012, 05:04 AM
    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    I've got to disagree a bit. Treeless is a great option for endurance riding.
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    Well that probably ticks most of the boxes anyway, of a fit, well muscled horse & good, not too heavy rider!

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