View Full Version : treeless query for pony & growing child
22nd Mar 2008, 08:05 PM
dont know if anyone can help but - my daughters' 13hh native trype pony has a nice treed saddle which fits pony but realised today no longer fits child - am wondering about trying to buy treeless with the logic that theur sizing is about the rider - i have torsion treeless which came in a dress size of 2 actual sizes - ie 16 to 18 - would it be madness to buy a 16 inch treeless which would probably fit child for next couple of yrs - ie prob as long as pony will fit her - or am i deluded - pennies are tight & i suspect that i could end up buying a couple of treed over next 2 yrs as child keeps growing - any advice would be fab & any ideas on ways to buy 2nd hand treeless especially welcome
23rd Mar 2008, 09:20 AM
What does your daughter intend doing with the pony? If lots of pony club, showing and jumping, you'd be looking at a higher end treeless and it would probably work out cheaper just part exchanging the treed saddles when she outgrows them...
24th Mar 2008, 03:19 PM
treeless saddles should fit the rider, not the horse, as they're a kinda one size fits all. However I personally cant get along with treeless, and it is a completly different way of riding to riding in a treed. However some places do treeless saddle trials, you could try that.
24th Mar 2008, 03:24 PM
Treeless saddles need to fit the horse as well! You need the correct sort for your horses conformation and the correct padding otherwise you will be having problems.
Maybe try a size 0 (if they do them) or a size 1 barefoot london or cherokee, they have knee rolls and are quite small in the seat, but you could get bolster type things made up my a saddler or similar to fill in the cantle a bit to make the seat smaller.
25th Mar 2008, 04:08 PM
I have a Barefoot Cheyenne size 0 for sale - brand new and never even taken out of the box. It is black and includes pad, girth and stirrup leathers - if you are interested. :) I bought it for my daughter but have now decided to let her use my Heather Moffett Fhoenix instead. I was about to put it on Ebay.
25th Mar 2008, 07:22 PM
You could try a Solution saddle. Their factory and head office is not far from you, so should be easy to arrange a fitting.
Their GP has just come out in a child's size, so there are no worries about it fitting both pony and child. Also, when it does get outgrown, they have a very good resale value, which is definitely worth taking into consideration.
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