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        07-12-2011, 10:37 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Gotta agree with what everyone else about the quality of the saddle you posted.
    I've seen "Barefoot Treeless Saddle" used for around $400. I've got a couple friends with those, and they seem to last a long time.
    One thing I've noticed about treeless saddles is they tend to slide when you get on your horse. If you have difficulty mounting your horse from the ground, its probably not the best type of saddle for you on the trail.
         
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        07-12-2011, 11:01 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Well, that is really something to think of. I am REALLY short IMO. I am only 5'3 and most of the time I have a little feed bucket to boost myself up.

    What type of saddle do YOU suggest?
         
        07-13-2011, 12:41 AM
      #23
    Super Moderator
    I think Phantom made a very valid point in that treeless saddles require special pads, and they are often quite expensive. So, whatever maker of TL saddle you choose, make sure you investigate the normal pad used with it and what they cost.

    For example, a lot of treeless riders use Skito pads, which are like 200$ each.
         
        07-13-2011, 12:46 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    I suppose treeless is not for me. It seems that way anyway. Trying to broaden my horizons and look was other saddles.
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        07-13-2011, 01:12 AM
      #25
    Super Moderator
    If only you could try one for a bit. It's one of those things, either you love 'em or you hate 'em. I didn't like the feel of them, but I am kind of a fat lady and I appreciate the saddle tree creating a "twist" in the middle , between my legs, which helps me keep my legs hanging down correctly. Riding bareback or in a treeless, my knees tend to rotate out quite a bit.

    But that is just me.
    There's another member on here, Gidget, who I know just bought a Barefoot Cheyenne saddle. Maybe you should "friend" her and ask her opinion.
         
        07-13-2011, 01:26 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    Well after all the feedbacl I think they are a bit pricey for me. Of they also move it makes me even more wary of them. I may have found a gopd alternative. I just need to find out of they are comfortable.
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