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companymagic

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companymagic says:

Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Hi all,

I am after some advice.  I have two ponies one 13hh NF X thats been backed and rising 5 and one new Highland filly thats rising four and I am starting at the minute.

My question is, I need a new saddle for my Highland but I also want to replace my NF saddle too, has anyone used the Dream Team new treeless saddle ?

Its quoted to be able to fit the rider and thus I could use the same saddle on both ponies.  I am just always a bit scared about new things so wanted to ask if anyone had any advise on them ?  I love them and having already sat on one for me I am sold but its massivley important for me that my ponies are happy too..

So feedback on them would be great. 

 

Thanks

 

 

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adele1008

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adele1008 says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

I have one, got it before christmas and have been using it ever since and as you know its incredibly comfy, my horse seems really keen on it too - he would let me know if he didnt like it straight away! i havent had any problems with it at all - it doesnt slip, i feel 100% secure in it, puts me in a nice position, i use it for mainly flatwork, im not much of a jumper but i did pop one in it and it was great, i love it.  Also if you quote that you read horse and rider you will get £100 off atm

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companymagic

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companymagic says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Thanks for reply...

Which kind of horse do you have ?  As trying to get this for fat ponies?  Also My 13hh NF is a bit small for me to ride, not that he cares about me up there its just I am rather tall on him I want to make sure its not to big on him, he is currenty in a 15in which I fit in fine but will have to get a 16in dream team saddle so worried it might be too long.

Thanks again for the info, its for my birthday next month so might have to see if lovely hubby can buy it sooner :-)

 

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adele1008

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adele1008 says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

I should also have mentioned that i have used it on both of mine - one of which is a very wide welsh cob x and the other a very high withered arab both of which are awkward to fit conventionally, it was fine on both using different pads

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adele1008

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adele1008 says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Sorry, my computer is running very slow, i bought the bigger sized one as another lady bigger than myself sometimes rides mine while im away and he is a big beasty so anything small looks dwarfed on him, i should think it would be fine though i would ask the staff at dream team just to check as the saddles are a bit longer than the seat size

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companymagic

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companymagic says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Brill - Thanks for the info will give them a ring tom. 

Its so hard as I know I want one, but its a massive change for me to go from a "normal" saddle.  And I have  no horsey friend around me that like them either which makes it even harder...

But all I want to do it hack and fun rides so thinking it would be a good investment for me so I can have one nice saddle for both my ponies and as long as they are happy in it then thats all that matters..

 

 

 

 

 

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adele1008

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Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

I didnt find it too much of a change really and it was just such a relief to have a saddle that was secure on both of us - the difference in my horses way of going when i went treeless was insane, hes a different horse now, i have tried a few different makes too but the dream one is my favourite and i think its good value for money - i have converted a few people by me and they all love my saddle - once your on board it doesnt look too much different either and i can do everything and more in it than a treed saddle - my horse had an accident a couple of years ago and drastically changed shaped and my two professionally fitted -one was made to measure- saddles just werent right despite being adjusted and i got soo frustrated but now i dont need to worry, i would honestly never put him in a treed saddle again

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Endurance Arabians

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Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Ive been treeless now for the past 10yrs and i have two treeless saddles for all our horses (we have 10 between myself and my partner) the only reason i have two is so i can get someone to ride my older horses while i ride the youngsters when my partner not around.

 

Our saddles fit our horses from 14hh Arabs (round) to Arabs with very high withers as well as our IDs again some are very round with low and normal wither to high withers.

 

They are soooo comfey for horse and rider i do Endurance in mine which we do upto 160km and we have never had any problems with sore backs or any presure points.

 

I have a treeless saddle for sale which is the same size as 17inch english its brand new never been used it comes with saddle pad (worth 80pounds) and a leather girth size 20inch i think (worth 67 pounds) the saddle it self was 420 pounds but im selling the lot for 400 pounds.

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Boyfriends come and go but my Arabs are for life

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SarahEsen

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SarahEsen says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

I really am seriously looking into buying a dream saddle. I am new here by the way! Hello everyone!

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JM123

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JM123 says:

Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

Hi I might sound a bit daft here - but what are the benifits of a treeless saddle over one with a tree?  I've only ever ridden in ones with trees so am inclined to think they must be better as most people have them? - but I don't know much about it so I could be wrong!
Would love to know as I want to be equipped with knowledge about these things when I finally get round to getting my own horse.

Thanks

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adele1008

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Re: Dream team treeless Saddles ??? HELP please

There should be no real difference between a well fitting treed saddle and a treeless saddle - a treeless saddle is just missing the rigid, usually wooden tree backbone of the saddle hence it adjusts with the horses shape and in theory can fit any horse with the correct pads used.  My horse is hugely wide and doesnt have too much of a wither and is therefore very difficult to fit a saddle to - i had huge problems with the saddle slipping and despite being professionally fitted and check and adjusted nearly every 6 months it just wasnt right and apart from anything else was doing my head in, he also has huge shoulders just to make it more difficult, also he had an accident that left his muscles on either side uneven which a treeless can accomodate to but a treed saddle even using pads cant to the same effect, i find treeless the perfect solution for us as if he changes shape, gains or loses weight or muscle then it is still comfortable for us both and its evened him up almost 100%, without a rigid tree i also feel i have a better connection with him and he is much freer in his movement so happy horse and rider!! but as i said a well fitting treed saddle can be just as good, providing you can get one to fit and your horse isnt an awkward shape, i wouldnt say that a treed saddle is better although they are more commonly used just because they are conventional and traditional, you can get some treeless saddles that look identical to treed saddles now too, i hope this has helped!

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