- extra light trekking or Endurance saddle
- highly pliable to mould to horse's back
- soft, open pore cow hide, dirt repellent
- very comfortable also on long rides
Very light, horse-friendly Barefoot Endurance / Trekking Saddle with rounded, short skirts made of hard wearing, pliable open pore cow hide. Round, short skirts, english billets. The pommel insert (medium) can be exchanged as with all Barefoot Saddles. (different width inserts are available for purchase separately)
You really can ride for miles & miles in this saddle!
The Barefoot 'Atlanta' is extremely adaptable to the horse's shape and very comfortable for the rider. Dirt repellent surface treatment. Light coloured, thick fleece underside. 8 D-rings, conchas and leather strings to attach your travel/riding needs.
- flexible in all 3 directions
- promotes development of a good topline
- with VPS - System (Vertebrae Protection System)
- very comfortable for long distance riding
- weight only approx. 4.5 KG (depending on size)
Colour : Black, Brown
Balancing saddles through the saddle pad
Pommel insert measuring template
Using the Barefoot Saddle System
Correct change of Barefoot Front Pommel
Care and Maintenance of Barefoot Products
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 1: recommended for clothes sizes :
Ladies 8-12 Gents 28-32
A = approx. 54 cm B = approx. 35 cm C = approx 36cm
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 14-18 Gents : 34-38
A = approx. 57 cm B = approx. 40 cm C = approx. 38cm
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.
I received my Atlanta saddle yesterday and took it for a 'test-run' straight after work. The saddle is extremely comfortable and I found the short skirts brilliant for my short legs (I am 4' 11"). Rising trot seemed a bit strange to start with, but I think this is due to having ridden in a dressage saddle for two years. I soon found my balance point. I have yet to put the fenders on, but they look to be of a very good quality.
My pony was practically smiling as I did the girth up and was happy throughout the whole ride.
The one thing I need to explain is that I have the world's most difficult pony to fit a saddle to. She is rump high, forward girth grooved, narrower at the front than the back and very round with no withers. There has only ever been one other saddle that did not move on her, so I am serously impressed with this one!
The customer service from this company is second to none and I would highly recommend buying a saddle from them.
Thank you so much, Nat :o)
Natalie King | Camberley, Surrey | September 2009
The delivery time wasn’t brilliant, it took just over 4 weeks for my saddle to arrive but I have to admit that it appears to have been worth the wait and the people were very nice to deal with. I also bought a physio pad & girth.
Took my boy out for his first real test in the Atlanta yesterday, a 20 mile endurance ride and despite being brand new & him sweating a lot there wasn’t a single rub anywhere on him. As you’d expect I had to stop a few times to adjust stirrups etc as they began to settle & give a little but other than that it was great. My lad is 16.1hh and I weigh 86Kg, so the one thing I was concerned about was my saddle slipping especially if I had to mount from the ground whilst out on the route but it stayed absolutely rock solid; it didn’t budge an inch. Extremely comfortable & my boy continually offered a trot without being asked so it must have been comfortable for him as well.
I had previously tried a Hilason endurance saddle but it was absolute rubbish & put me off treeless saddles for over 4 years but decided to give Barefoot a try after spending those 4 years trying to find a saddle to fit my boy, a totally different class of treeless saddle! I’m very pleased.
Terry | Walsall | February 2010