Originally Posted by LaurenB84
Thank you! it looks really comfy! great to hear you can get on from the ground with it. The 'cob' saddle i have now would be under her tummy if I tried that! That was my concern with the treeless, that it would wobble about as she has no withers or shpe to hold the saddle in place. Has visions of my sliding off round a corner or over a jump! haha! Do you do much schooling in it? They do look like they put you in a good riding position.
I used to have a solutions energist saddle I bought it second hand for £800 (still not dirt cheap I know but I didn't loose a penny when I sold it on 2 years later) I loved riding in it. It does take some getting used to as you can feel every movement your horse makes but I liked that.
I've also frequently ridden in a barefoot cheyenne which i completely adore it's so comfy and i felt more secure in it than I did in any treed saddle.
In my opinion they are great if you have a horse that is changing shape a lot (as most do).
Why not try a few before you dive in and buy, I know that Solutions used to lend saddles out to try and if you don't like it you just return it (I think a deposit is required but I think you can try for a week or a month!) It's easy to get a saddler out to fit them (always recomended) and simple to adjust once you've been shown how.
I think you can pick up Cheyennes for around £250-300 second hand now which is a bit of a bargain!