I am wondering if anyone out there uses a Treeless saddle?
My 6 yr. old Arab/KY Mountain horse mare is extremely hard to fit since she has a short back due to her Arab ancestry, but rather high withers since she is also gaited. Poorly fitting saddles have caused back problems for her in the past, and it has proven nearly impossible to find a saddle that fits her properly, off the rack. I cannot afford to drop a few thousand dollars on a custom fitted saddle for her right now. I switched to using a suede bareback pad for a while, but she is still rather green and I would feel more comfortable in a saddle since we are trail riding on moderately rugged terrain. I am considering going to a Treeless Saddle or perhaps even a Cashel Soft Saddle. Does anyone use one? How do you like it?
Thanks for the input.. Happy Trails! :-)