How Do I Learn About Treeless Saddles?
- Treeless saddles are stable, even on low-withered or round-backed horses.horse 8 image by Harvey Hudson from Fotolia.com
A treeless saddle is very light, usually about 10 to 12 pounds, and adjusts to the horse's back. The pommel, or front, of the saddle moves with the horse, so there is no pressure on the withers. There also is no pressure under the cantle, or rear, of the saddle. Because it conforms to the shape of the horse's back, a treeless saddle is stable, even on the most hard-to-fit horse.
- Search on the Internet for nearby tack stores and call to find out if they carry treeless saddles. Most tack store operators are knowledgeable about the equipment they carry and can show you how a treeless saddle works.
- Many saddle makers have websites where you can research different models and price ranges. Research online allows for comparison of features and price before visiting a shop to purchase.
- Ask fellow riders and trainers about treeless saddles. Some competitive trail and endurance riders prefer treeless saddles, as well as people who trail ride for pleasure.