BAREFOOT SADDLES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
With movable stirrup bar!
The very popular General Purpose Saddle made of open pore cow hide, very pliable and capable of adapting to the shape of the horse's back.
The Barefoot 'Cheyenne' is particular popular for riders who wish to sit more freely. Saddle adapts to the shape of the horse whilst allowing the rider's legs to 'swing freely with the horses movement without being held in position by knee rolls.
Easy care due to its dirt repellent leather treatment. Light coloured fleece underside and leather trim. 6 D-rings to attach all your travel / riding needs. The pommel insert (medium size) can be exchanged as with all Barefoot Saddles. (different width inserts are available for purchase separately)
- flexible in all 3 directions
- with VPS system
- close contact seat
- supports development of good topline
- Only weights approx 5 kg (depending on size)
Velcro Stirrup Attachment allows for free positioning
Healthy Horseback due to Barefoot VPS System
Narrow Stirrup Bar: Width 2.5cm
A = length of saddle
B = length of seat
C = length of skirt / saddle flap
Barefoot saddles are hand made. This makes every saddle unique. The measurements are therefore just reference points and can vary slightly.
Size 0 : recommended for clothes sizes:
A = approx. 48 cm B + approx. 32cm C = approx. 45cm
Size 1: recommended for clothes sizes :
Ladies 10-12 Gents 28-32
A = approx. 52 cm B = approx. 36 cm C = approx 50cm
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 14-18 Gents : 34-38
A = approx. 58 cm B = approx. 40 cm C = approx. 51cm
Please note: The lenght of the saddle (A) is the overall length. As there is no pressure at all in the rear part, the horse can move freely. Even if the saddle looks a little too long on your horse, choose the size according to your measurements. It is very important that the saddle fits the rider well, so he has enough space between thighs and pommel and does not sit on the pommel or cantle, which would limit the saddles adaptability. The horse's back is free of any pressure at the rear - the Barefoot can even be lifted slightly at the cantle with a rider on board.
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Reviewer: Kirsty Shaw from Brechin
I bought this saddle last year and i would never go back to a normal saddle again, i have broken my very difficult youngster in it and she will not be ridden in anything else, she goes great in it. I also suffer from very a sore back and this saddle has made it a a wonderful instead of a painfull experience,so thank you so much for this.
Reviewer: Gina from Atherstone
I have owned my cheyenne for a year now and it is still the best saddle I have ever sat on. The saddle is still in fab condition even though its been used rather a lot!! My horse moves so much better with this saddle and I'm sure he appreciates not having a plank of wood down his spine!! I would recommend these saddles to anyone as they truly are the best. Thanks H&H Gina.
Reviewer: Anne from Bedford
I recently bought a Cheyene treeless saddle for my Clydesdale cross. Its the most comfortable saddle ive ever ridden in, so much so that I have now bought a second hand Atlanta western saddle. Thank you Barefoot I am a complete convert! Anne Eadie.
Reviewer: Lynn from Cornwall
I have been ride in a barefoot for about 4years and have 2 of these wonderfully comfortable saddles.Iused to have problems with my throughbred as he is so narrow and couldnt find any thing to fit him ,one day I just thought Id try my barefoot and have never looked back. I tell every one I see about how wonderfull they are and have even lent my saddle for people to try and they to have now got barefoots What more can I say.
Reviewer: Kim Elsey from Devizes
WOW!! I bought my cheyenne saddle last week and couldn't believe how quick it was delivered!! The pony is much happier in her cheyenne and it looks fantastic too!! THANKYOU!
Reviewer: Pennie Crawford from Lincolnshire
I have just come home from a weekend of western riding and NOTHING will compare to my treelss saddle! It is still the best investment I've ever made;I've sold,or given away all my conventional saddles!I might buy a treeless western saddle in due course,if only to prove that you don't have to get a sore behind!!! This is my 3rd or 4th input,but I cannot praise my treeless saddle enough!
Reviewer: Emma Kerr from Fife
This is definitely the most comfortable saddle I have ever sat in!! My horse seems so much more comfortable and walks out much more freely. I most definitely will not go back to treed saddles again! Excellent value for money. All of my friends want to buy a treeless saddle now too after they had sat in mine. Thanks horse and harmony.
Reviewer: Katie Hartop from Bude
amazing saddle!! super fast delivery too. beautifuly made and definatley the most comfortable saddle i have ever ridden on!! the guys at horse and harmony have been really helpful. if you are not decided on whether to go treeless or not then read these reviews!! we ain't kidding,these saddles are wonderful!!
Reviewer: Rebecca Roberts from Shropshire
I had struggled for several months to fit a saddle to my new ever changing in shape Irish cob and had encountered a few spills in the process. I then discovered Horse and Harmony and after reading the glowing reviews I purchased the Barefoot Cheyenne standard package with fenders, delivery of which was extremely prompt. I would highly recommend the package option, this is an absolutely grade A product, the high quality is evident and the saddle fits my horse to a tee! He is a much happier boy with his new saddle!
Date Added: 14/03/2008
Reviewer: Gina Watts from Warwickshire
I have just received my Cheyenne package and am thrilled to bits with it. Delivery was very quick and the quality of my saddle and accessories is superb. Just ridden my boy Guinness in the Cheyenne and I truly cannot believe the difference it has made. Guinness is a Section D and I have owned him for 6 months and always ridden him in a treed saddle but due to me breaking a bone in the bottom of back I was advised I wouldn't ride again but I don't give up easily and after reading about the Cheyenne I just had to try because I was in too much pain with the treed saddle but having to give up riding just didn't bear thinking about. I have just ridden for well over an hour and can honestly say that even though there was stil a little pain is was nothing compared to riding in the treed saddle even though I used a seat bone saver with it!! Guinness also appreciates his new saddle he moves much more freely and strides out like he never has before. Thank you H & H for supplying these great saddles you've certainly made one horse and rider very happy. Thanks again Gina & Guinness x
Date Added: 17/01/2008
Reviewer: Pennie Crawford from Lincolnshire
18 months on,I can't begin to think of riding with a conventional saddle.I have a dressage saddle and a GP saddle also, but they don't give me the same secure feeling that my Barefoot one does.I love it to bits and will tell anyone who will listen about it's virtues.I should be on a comission!!!
It is truely the best money I've spent on my boys,I don't regret a penny of it.
I LOVE IT!!!
Date Added: 04/12/2007
Reviewer: Fiona Munro from Aberdeenshire
I ordered the Cheyenne package on Wed 14/11/07 pm and it arrived Fri 16/11/07 am. Fantastic delivery time. Having to work until 4pm before I can go to the yard to try it out - very exciting. thanks very much. I can see this website being quite costly on my bank account over the next wee while :o)
Date Added: 16/11/2007
Reviewer: Tracey Hall from Preston
I ordered and paid for my Cheyenne Package on the 08/10/07 and it arrived on the 12th super quick delivery. The saddle itself is brilliant so comfy and it fits Jack like a glove he is so forward going now he is difficult to stop. I would definitely recommend a Barefoot to anybody looking to buy a treeless saddle. Don't go anywhere else.....than to Horse and Harmony.
Date Added: 16/10/2007
Reviewer: Katie Dunn from Newcastle
i have just recieved this saddle in the ocean blue and it looks amazing!!! my horse is a 6year old jupsey type cob so hes rather wide, he is so wide tha i had sooo much trouble trying to find him an english saddle. an xxwide wouldnt go anywhere near him, they all just slipped around causing him pain and making him buck. not fun! so when i herd about treless saddles i had to give them a go so i tried a friends and then ordered mine the same night! i fink its the old arizona. but when i saw this one on sale i couldnt resist. TJ ( my horse) always has blue everything and so i thought it was the perfect addition to my collection. so i asked my early xmas present was ordered quick before they went out of stock! as usual it arroved in record timing and in perfect condition. i couldnt thank you enough. its brilliant and i look forward to many happy hacks and hours in the school.thanx katiexx
Date Added: 12/10/2007
Reviewer: Sara Cawthorne from Essex
Hi, I brought a Cheyenne saddle last year off Ebay and it is without a doubt the most comfortable saddle I have ever rode in. Myself and my horse completed a 15 mile ride two weeks ago and at the end listening to other riders saying how sore thay were it was great to be able to say that I could have gone round again!! My horse goes so much better also. I have just brought a Barefoot Bridle which is excellent quality. many Thanks !
Reviewer: Lisa Corrigan from Hampshire
hi i rode for the first time today in my cheyenne saddle it was instantly very comfortable and found that my horse was more forward going and able to move more freely. i must admit i did feel abit insecure in the canter and feel that i will overcome in the more i get used to riding in this saddle and it felt a little wierd as there is no knee rolls .overall very happy with my purchase and its at a great price and is ideal as my boy is still growing.
Date Added: 05/09/2007
Reviewer: Laura Forster from Lewes
Just want to say how pleased I am with my Cheyenne saddle. My pony had had his old treed saddle checked twice and each time they said it was fine. His cold-backed behaviour had begun to frighten me and so after being advised it was a behavioural issue I put him on the market, hoping to find someone with more experience who could school it out of him. I could ride him bareback ok, and so this saddle was a last attempt to find a solution. Suffice to say he is no longer for sale! He works long and low in it, and is so calm and clearly very very comfortable and happy. There is no remnants of his cold backed bahaviour at all, since the very first ride in it. The comfort of it for me as well is amazing, and I am very impressed with the quality, especially for the price. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Date Added: 04/05/2007
Reviewer: Pennie Crawford from Lincolnshire
I have now had my saddle for several months and really love it. I can't imagine riding in a conventional saddle again! That said, Is there anyone out there who has shown a Welsh Cob under saddle in one? I am told that it is acceptable but no one seems to have ever seen one in the ring,also,how would a judge get on with one as they are so different to a normal saddle?It took me long enough to get used to it and I would hate to lose placings due to a judge not being able to ride in it!
Cheers, Pennie and Jack.
Date Added: 01/04/2007
Reviewer: Lisa Harding from Suffolk
I now have my Barefoot 'Cheyenne' and I just wanted to tell you that I am absolutely delighted with it. I would recommend it to anyone. I will never, ever put another treed saddle on my horse. It is so comfortable for us both and the grip is excellent. I wish I had bought it sooner. So to anyone hesitating.....don't, you will be so pleased when you get it.
Date Added: 19/03/2007
Reviewer: Pauline Hamilton from Airdrie
Hi, Just rode in my cheyenne package for the first time today Wednesday 14th March. It was fabulous. This is my fourth saddle for my cob and the last!!! I will never go back to a treed saddle for him again. Instead of rushing about like a loony then having to calm him down, he was calm as we strode out into the paddock/school. His trot felt like he was floating instead of his usual thump thump buck. He is a happy little chap and it was an instant reaction to the saddle. Some say it takes ages to get used to the position but I settled in right off the bat as I do ride bareback on occasion anyway it was not a huge change.
What more can I say, the staff at H&H are helpful, know loads about their products which is helpful!! It is a beautiful looking saddle and suits him beautifully. Amzaing amazing wonderful what more can i say
Date Added: 14/03/2007
Reviewer: Sam Maloy from Norfolk
Just wanted to write a review. I have had my barefoot cheyenne saddle for over a year now. I got it for my pregnant mare, so I could continue to ride her gently through her pregnancy. Her treed saddle fitted well, but she wasn't evenly developed and would push the treed saddle to one side. The last straw came when she flinched when the girth was done up on the treed saddle, so I bought a barefoot saddle instead.
Now she no longer flinches, is more forward going and freer and so much happier. I have also used it on other horses, and even our 12.2hh who went through a "naughty" phase, but he had saddle/back/teeth issues. Now he is also a happy pony, so much, that I'm now getting a child's barefoot as an addition to our barefoot range !
I love the comfort of it, so much that I get a sore butt when riding back in a treed saddle again !
Reviewer: Pennie Crawford from Lincolnshire
An update! Now getting used to my barefoot saddle and loving it! Also using it on my Arab as well as my welsh cob.Fits them both superbly and they are both relaxed and happy boys.My arab has been notoriously difficult to fit a saddle to over the past 10 years as his shape seems to change by the year!!! I'd reccomend one to everyone!
The saddle that is, not the arab, although he is lovely! cheers, Pennie.
Date Added: 14/11/2006
Reviewer: Pennie Crawford from Lincolnshire
recieved my saddle today after a long wait.Would like to have some in depth instructions as to the fitting and using of fender type stirrups as never used them before.looked simple enough until I tried to fit them to my size!Got into all sorts of a muddle!Once sorted,still with stirrups too long, I went for a ride on my 4 y.o. welsh cob.He was so forward going it was amazing!I felt really comfortable until I tried a canter...Not so good. I felt very insecure.I assume that I will have to practice that a bit!However, I have no doubt that I have done the right thing by buying this saddle.I will report back again in a few weeks...watch this space!!!
Date Added: 26/09/2006
Reviewer: Kate Thomson from Cornwall
hi..i've had my saddle for 2 years now,and i'll never go back to english again! chymnee loves her saddle,and it fits her beautifully..now saving up for one for my older horse as well..think she is getting jealous!
Date Added: 15/09/2006
Reviewer: Angela Gotheridge from Derbyshire
i just wanted to say me and star have had our treeless saddle for just over a year now its wonderful, took a few weeks for me to adjust to riding in it, star seemed to take to it straight away though - it was very noticeable - i do endurance riding with her (she is a 9 yr old welsh cob by the way) and immediately her strides in trot increased - she flies over the ground now, her shoulder can extend much further back. I always assumed jumping wasnt her thing - the 2 years before we went treeless i have tried to teach her to jump but she really didnt like it, when she did jump it seemed very awkward for her. I tried jumping her this year and she loves it now - it was a bit tricky staying on around corners to start with but i have got used to it now i just keep my stirrups longish. We got a first and second in our first outing jumping i was so chuffed
Date Added: 22/08/2006
Reviewer: Petra Warburton from Gloucester
since i purchased my saddle about three months or so ago my arab is going very well in it she does endurance rides etc in the saddle and i find my position is better, i know that this saddle does not guarantee to fix posture but it is easier to sit in position. i was lost as to what saddle to use on her as she is short backed and croup high. but so far this has been the answer when going up steep hills or down them she is more accepting of this saddle as it doesn't seem to hinder her movement. its a well thought out saddle which suits my mare and so far two others have bought the saddle and a few more to follow as well. well done excellent saddle. i have a red limited edition and the other two people have brown and black. they have not got a problem with them either.
Date Added: 14/07/2006
Reviewer: Alison Booth from Lancashire
Hi, we've just received our Barefoot Cheyenne saddle package and we are delighted with it. After trying for weeks to find a suitable saddle to fit our new pony we were giving up hope. He is very high withered and very short backed. He also was out of condition but with love and care and some good grass his shape was changing almost by the day. I came across the treeless saddles on the internet and am now a convert. I'll never go back to a treed one. Our pony is happy and after swapping the inserts for the special high withered ones there is clearance. My daughter says it is really comfortable too - a friend says the position takes some getting used to but all in all we are all delighted. We bought a Simply Red and it looks really good on him as he's a chestnut - definately a head turner!! The leathers were out of stock but came with the postman this morning. Thanks to the Horse and Harmony team. Look forward to my next purchase.
Date Added: 08/07/2006
Reviewer: Olwen Hemmings from Highlands & Islands
Dear Horse and Harmony Team,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for my Barefoot Treeless saddle. I received it a few weeks ago now but have only just had the opportunity to get out and use it on my Welsh Section D Cob, Brad. Brad is 5 this year and I only started backing him last summer. We are taking things at a slow pace but comming on well and I can say that the treeless saddle has made such a difference already.
I have been using a normal leather saddle up untill now which seemed to be OK for him (and it was comfortable enough for me) but over the last while he has been starting to "shuffle" when I tightened the girth and not stand still when I mounted. When I went to do up the girth with the Treeless, he seemed about to start his "shuffling" but then stopped still, turned his head to look round at me as if realising that this saddle was different, it was almost as if he was saying "oh, this is much better than normal"
When I mounted and moved off I felt the difference imediatly both for myself and for Brad. For me the saddle is just like sitting in my armchair it is so soft and flexable and the nubuck leather finish helps for a more secure "grip" feeling. I could feel every movement he made just like riding bare back (which I love). He too seemed much more relaxed and "free" in his movement I could even feel his heart beating through the saddle after we had been for a canter!
I was getting really concerned about my old saddle that the fit was becoming wrong, especially as he finishes growing and starts to build musscle, now I don't have to worry about that any more, my new saddle will be great whatever shape he becomes!
The only problem for me now is I've been raving about my new saddle to all my friends, I will not be able to sell my old one to anyone I know as they all want a Barefoot Treeless now!
Thank you once again
Yours Happy Hacking
Date Added: 06/06/2006
Reviewer: Leona Gould from Stourbridge
My welsh x mare 14.3 middle weight lady cob, loves her new saddle and we have been riding for hours all day in it, she doesnt pull faces at her saddle anymore, and you really can feel more of the horses movement whilst still feeling secure, it may take a little getting used to, but i tried my old leather sadlle the other day and it was really bad, like sitting on top of a wooden triangle. Cant wait to flog it, im defiantley sticking to treeless now. We are in fact treelesss bitless and barefoot too. If you see a chesnut cob trotting round birmingham suburbs in a cheyenne saddle , it'll be me and the wild beestie! Everyone at my yard even the die hard old tradionalists are being forced to change their minds, a bit more opened mindedness and there will be a lot more happier ponies in the world. p.s I didn't tell the osteopath cus she doesn't agree with them, however her back has had clean bill of health....say no more.
Date Added: 16/05/2006
Reviewer: Lisa Taylor from Aberdeenshire
I have had my cheyenne saddle for a few months now and i love it.I had a real problem finding a saddle to fit my mare and after alot of research into these saddles i settled on the barefoot which i think is as good as the more expensive treeless saddles.My cob mare moves freely under this saddle and i can do all transitions with no problem.I like the way the stirrups hang in a more central position so your legs are not pushed forward in fact i feel more secure in this saddle.
This is the best thing i have ever bought for me and my horse.
I recommend this saddle.
Date Added: 28/03/2006
Reviewer: Kim Cattermole from Norfolk
The Barefoot Cheyenne is great!
My Arab, Buffy, hadn't had any tack on her for nearly 2yrs, due to me being pregnant, twice! & her needing to mature after initial backing. So riding her again after such a long time plus trying a new saddle was going to be quite an experience! I needn't have worried. We both loved the saddle.
I loved how comfortable it was & how it makes you feel like your legs are wrapped right around your horse. Buffy walked out so well we were way ahead of my 2 mates on their cobs. She obviously enjoyed the whole experience.
When i took the saddle off there wasn't a single sweat or rub mark, in fact it didn't look like she had even had a saddle on. I did have a Grandeur pad as well, which i would recommend.
The Cheyenne is also very well made, despite being the cheapest!
I would also like to thank Horse & Harmony for such an excellent service.
Date Added: 11/03/2006
Reviewer: Linda Judd from Oxfordshire
I am very pleased with my Cheyenne saddle. Previously every saddle was shunted back by my cobs' large shoulders, also had a lot of side to side roll, having to realign saddle 2-3 times every ride.Was a little worried that the saddle pad recommended would be too thick and would encourage 'roll' as usually had to have very thin pad.However armed with Grandeur Pad and Cheyenne saddle, we hit the road. Very pleased, the saddle hardly moves at all, in fact seems to 'hug' my cobs large round shape. Took a while to get used to it, at first you feel as if your feet ar too far back, but when you relax and wrap your legs around the horse it all works well and is very comfy. The only thing I am a little disapointed in is the colour loss of the saddle, I forgot to cover it in the tack room, one side is facing a window, so now one side has faded out to browny black. But apart form that would highly recommend these saddles for the very round cob, I honestly had got to the end of my tether trying six saddles in four years.
Date Added: 11/03/2006
Reviewer: Gemma Ash from Hornsea
I bought mine about a month ago. My dales rarely moves away now when mounting or rolls after riding (which was every time in a treed). The only thing is his tripping occasionally from behind but that is probably me!! not quite decided yet as not consistent enough to find out!! He really feels me, lateral is so much easier whereas before tears and tantrums on both sides of the saddle where the outcome! He really can move freely and acceleration has definately improved! Love it and very secure once your used to it.
Date Added: 01/03/2006
Reviewer: Clare Campbell from Northumberland
I was very impressed in the fast delivery of the saddle and how comfortable it is to ride in.
After having major problems finding a suitable saddle to fit my extrememly wide fell pony I spent hours on the net and decided upon a Barefoot. I have only had the chance to ride in it a few times so far and although I am still getting used to riding in a completely different style it is comfortable (although I haven't quite mastered the rising trot yet!). You defintely dont feel as secure as a traditional saddle but hopefully this will improve especially as it moulds to her and I get used to having no knee rolls. I am currently using a poly pad and an antislip pad instead of the special pad that is available and it moves only slightly but will be shopping again in the future for the best available pad - would love to know other Barefoot owners views on what is the most suitable pad?
Would defintely advise people to give the Barefoot a try and would be good if the saddle was available in the future on a trial basis as think more people would convert!
Date Added: 12/02/2006
Reviewer: Zeb Graham-Howard from Hampshire
I have asked the people who make these wonderful saddles If I may be so bold as to right a small piece expressing my opinion on their product. They agreed, so here we go!
Six years ago I bought a baby horse. At 16 weeks He was a gangly thing that looked like a small red and white calf. He was to grow into the equine love of my life. Gunner.
I wanted to do the very best for Him and give Him every chance to become the good companion I required.
I backed Him at 3, on 70 Acers. We spent a summer playing with the other horses that he shared his life with.
The following year I bitted Him, (still riding bare back). It took a while, but eventually we found one that He liked.
The next spring it was time for the saddle. I found a nice G/D for him that didn’t block his shoulder. Being such a “good doer” I drove my saddler mad with fitting checks. I opted for synthetic, but was not happy with it. There had to be a better way so I “hit the net”.
I e-mailed there and then to order and had to wait 6 weeks!!!! ( I could live with that).
I felt like a kid at Christmas when it arrived. On time too. The box and its contence were taken to the yard that afternoon.
I showed the saddle to Gunner. He put his nose on it. He loved the sheepskin on the underside, as I swung it up on his back he stood still while I girthed up. This was not usually the case. He was normally a bit of a fidget. Mounting was always a bit of an issue too. Today, however Gunner stood at the mounting block, quiet and still.
From that moment I vowed to never put anything else on His back. He moved freely. He flowed.
My pelvis was spread a little, so I took out the front “form” for a while and stuffed the space with fleece, until He lost weight and I had got stronger. We absolutely love our saddle.
In my professional life I am an Equine Reiki Master Teacher as well as an Equine Behaviourist. Equine Consultant and Therapist. I constantly meet people with “problem horses”. In some cases I meet horses with “problem people”
I have, and will continue, to recommend trying the barefoot method of riding to those horses/people I think will benefit from it. I can not recommend it highly enough. One of my clients thought her horse to be unridable due the extreme reaction of the horse, to saddles. She only had to walk near the horse with a saddle and the horse would start to shift and fidget. If a saddle was put on the horse, he would throw himself down.
I treated the horse with Reiki, for his memory of pain caused by saddling in the past. After only three treatments I fitted my own barefoot saddle. He didn’t move a step. Needless to say he now has his very own Barefoot Saddle, and is back to enjoying going out and about again with the safety of tack for his owner. They have re-discovered each other. He may even get to some shows again this year.
I was very lucky to receive for my birthday, just gone, a beautiful Barefoot girth and stirrup leathers so Gunner is fully kitted for the show season. He shows nice paces, so will be trying dressage at some stage. Our comfort is secure, now all I need to sort out is His silly head. His Grand-Dame was a Shire Thoroughbred cross and He thinks He’s pure thoroughbred and 3 at times. Oh the joys of youngsters.
Equine Reiki Master Teacher
Equine Behaviourist, Consultant and Therapist.
(if you would like to ask me about anything you have just read about please do not hesitate to e-mail me
or call 01489 780244).
Date Added: 21/01/2006
Reviewer: Nicky Mace from Staffordshire
Ive just received my treeless saddle,and i just had to say how pleased i am!After having a more expensive treeless saddle on trial i was worried it might not be as good quality, because it was cheaper!when i unwrapped it i was more than pleased , and my 17yo americam standard bred is a differant horse .He's much more forward going ,but more relaxed at the same time,if thats possible!
A big thankyou Horse and Harmony!
Date Added: 22/11/2005
Reviewer: Keeley Fox from Leeds
Thank you for such a fab saddle!!!my old horse now is so happy when being ridden! it fits him really well and it is so comfy for me too! my horse has a problem with saddles fitting because he changes shape alot, now i dont have to worry about it any more! he now strides out more than he ever has done and seems happy and relaxed!! i would recomend any one who is thinking of getting a treeless to get one!!!!
Date Added: 20/10/2005
Reviewer: Kate Hooper from Somerset
I ordered my brown Cheyenne and was delighted how quickly it arrived - within 2 weeks. The first time I sat in it was pure bliss, never had I sat in such a comfy saddle! I had previously owned a similar treeless costing much more but the Cheyenne fitted better and was a lot more comfortable for the rider. My ID/TB has lost the dipped withers he had previously and I love the relaxed feel we both get with the saddle. For those worrying the cost seems too cheap, trust me you'll love it!
Date Added: 08/09/2005
Reviewer: Lyn Manderson from Eyemouth
I got my cheyenne last autumn, and had to wait in excess of 8 weeks for it, but it was well worth the wait. I had been having a spot of bother finding a saddle that fitted both me and my tb horse, and going treeless seems to have solved all my problems. The only (small) problem i've had, was with the dye coming out after the first rain - i did expect a small amount of running, but even though i treated the leather before i started using it, a (brand new) pair of jods were completely ruined! But like i say, its a small problem, and not one i'm going to dwell on! i wouldn't go back to a saddle with a tree after the bliss of treeless, and i just ordered a dr cooks bitless bridle to complete the horse and harmony experience!!
Date Added: 08/04/2005
Reviewer: Freya from Wales
The Barefoot Cheyenne is undoubtedly the best saddle I have ever owned. It's very comfortable for any activity whether it be hacking, jumping, cross country etc. I use this saddle for everything, it's great for to jump in as it's flexible, provides a lot of support for the rider and gives freedom of movement of the leg. I've jumped up to 3ft3 for fun using this saddle and I've had no issues with it. It's also extremely comfortable for long rides. I used to get back pain using a treed saddle, but now with the Cheyenne I've been riding out for up to 4 hours with no pain at all.
It fits my tb x warmblood mare very well and she seems very comfortable wearing it. Her muscles have developed better whilst wearing it and she is more eager to stretch out her neck and work from behind.
The rings on the saddle are also really handy to attach breast plates or to clip on lead ropes and saddle bags for long rides.