Treeless Saddles Barefoot 'Cherokee'

Barefoot 'Cherokee'

GP Treeless Saddle with knee rolls
  • ideal for trail riding
  • very pliable, adjusts to the horse's back
  • open-pored cow hide, dirt repellent
  • padded knee flap and velcro knee rolls

With movable stirrup bar, knee blocks & V-Rigging!
General purpose, horse-friendly, versatile Barefoot Saddle Model, the Barefoot 'Cherokee' is ideal for trekking & endurance riding.

Durable, open pore cow hide, dirt repellent and surface treated, very pliable and adjusts to the horse's back.
Colour matching thick fleece underside. Leather trim, 8 D-rings, leather conchas and leather strings to attach all your travel/riding needs. 
Padded knee pads. Saddle comes inclusive underlying, movable knee blocks which can be freely  postioned (velcroed) to give the rider required support. The pommel insert (medium) can be exchanged as with all Barefoot Saddles (different width inserts are available for purchase separately).

  • flexible in all 3 directions
  • VPS - System (Vertebrae Protection System)
  • movable stirrup attachment
  • flexible V-rigging
  • Air pump system
  • movable knee blocks
  • weight only approx 6KG (depending on size)
Seat Sizes : 1,2  
Leather Colour : Combination brown/black  
Leathers & stirrups in image available for purchase separately
 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


C = length of skirt / saddle flap
B = length of  seat
A = length of  saddle

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. 50 cm  B =  approx. 35 cm  C = approx 53cm 
Size 2 : recommended for clothes size :
Ladies 14-18 Gents : 34-38
A = approx. 55 cm   B = approx. 40 cm   C = approx. 55cm
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.

A Thousand Miles in a Barefoot Saddle
I used the Barefoot Cherokee on a thousand mile ride around the hill tracks of Scotland.  Some of the time I rode in  it,  and some of the time it carried packs and panniers.The saddle survived some very tough handling: being constantly wet due to poor weather and river crossings, as well as going up hill and down dale, scraped against gateposts and trees, but still looks as good as new. Even better,  Doogs  survived the whole trip without so much as a mark on him: the saddle was obviously comfortable for him and he was always eager to be tacked up.  It stayed in place well, even with panniers which  is  a tough test for a saddle, as it means carrying dead weight and it is easy for a saddle to slip in these conditions. It was immensely comfortable to ride in, too.  Some days he had it on for about twelve hours, with just a short break for unsaddling at lunchtime. He never once indicated that he was not happy to be saddled up again. This is a very robust saddle which suited my broad Highland with no withers admirably.  Because we were covering such steep terrain, I did also use a breastplate and crupper for safety, but for less intrepid riding this would not be necessary. The horses' backs were checked by Catriona Goulding, equine  physio , who was heard murmuring "I wish all the backs I looked like were in as good shape as this!"I also wholeheartedly recommend the fenders which came with the saddle - so comfortable and I experienced no rubbing or pinching on my legs, even after riding for many hours - I didn't wear chaps.
 Thank  you  Barefoot and Horse and Harmony for the perfect saddle for this trip: I would imagine that three months of this punishment would be equivalent to about five years of 'ordinary' riding!
 All I have to do now is think where we're going to take our Cherokee next...
Kate Godfrey

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Gillian Brown - Nottinghamshire

hi,what super fast delivery,recieved the next day.Can i just say that your photo of this saddle does not do this saddle justice,it is absolutley stunning,even my husband is impressed and he doesn't do horses.Not tried it out yet but im sure i won't be disappointed(cant wait).will keep you posted.

Thankyou horse and harmony.


Victoria Fernott - Devon

This is the best saddle I've ever had my arab mare has very up right shoulders and found that my englih saddle was hitting her shoulders on landing after a jump, so I thouht I would try a barefoot saddle it's worked wonders we do xc and showjumping like harmony, she jumps perfect and moves so freely that we have qualified for the winter sj finals.I feel very safe jumping in this saddle it was a little tricky to start with but keep trying it's so worth it! THANK YOU SO MUCH HORSE AND HARMONY xx

Louise Windham - Northumberland

I have had the saddle for about a month now and its the best £470 I have ever spent. My cob loves the saddle he feels so free and relaxed with the saddle, the first time I tried it on him he was felt so different able to move with ease. Jumping in the saddle was tricky to start as im not use to the design of the saddle but gettin the hang of it and its lush. Think I might get another one :)

Kate Thomson - Cornwall

I was recently fortunate enough to get one of these wonderful saddles second hand,as the previous owner didn't get on with it....lucky for me! It looks stunning,and is so comfortable to ride in...the cantle is really supportive.Both my horses felt free and relaxed in this saddle,and even though they are both wide and flat backed the saddle didn't move.I already have a 'cheyenne' saddle which i love,but really wanted a saddle with knee rolls to enable me to do some XC with my younger cob.....and this saddle does the job brilliantly!Its taken ages to find the right saddles for my lovely girls,neither of them are easy to fit,but this saddle and my Cheyenne are perfect for them...i'm sticking to Barefoots fromnow on.Thanks horses appreciate it!

Date Added: 06/07/2007