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@ 2014-07-22 – 22:38:55
@ 2014-06-07 – 23:16:46
I have decided to include these as I do get asked what I use if anything.
I have to say I don't use anything else on the girth, I do know people using pro lite and wool.
The covers in the following photo was made for me by a lady on EBay. They come in a vast array of colours and now patterns.
You can buy the proper stirrup covers made of wool, links provided. But, for those wanting something cheaper, these fleece ones are ideal and wash well
@ 2014-04-06 – 20:07:33
I now have a live visitor feed on the right hand side-assuming this works. The month of March 2014 brought over 4000 visitors to this site, so thank you for your support and checking in. This blog wouldn't run without you the public asking me to do reviews, source them.
I set this site up as a hobby for anyone to add photos, reviews or comments. I wanted the reviews to be from the riders who buy the saddles. Whoever you are, your input will be useful.
Once you have a shortlist you can search for the saddle tried and tested by people who are kind enough to add their horses.
The saddles and bareback pads that are NOT included on these pages are not there for a reason. Please email for the findings on these based on personal experience and knowledge from saddlers, trainers and riders. Unbranded are not included for obvious reasons.
Please get in touch about your saddles, I love hearing from you.
@ 2014-03-28 – 21:49:35
From the website
"Light and easy care pony pad made of anti-slip honeycomb neoprene. Seat is in padded neoprene covered with Rexine, and stirrup rings are tucked away to avoid bulking at the thighs. Features a polypropylene handle and a crupper Dee. Double thickness girth and billets with polypropylene reinforcement eyelets. Amara lined girth on pony side for more comfort."
@ 2014-02-06 – 21:41:04
The Hack About is back but with changes for those who remember the last models.
This newer model has pressure relief panels underneath and a soft pommel and cantle. It also offers the rider soft knee blocks and two choices of stirrup position.
It is made with a synthetic material but has a look of nubuck, easy clean, easy care. It has English billets that take a dressage / treeless length girth.
This saddle is fantastic as a starter saddle if you are not sure about treeless. It is great for hacking and a bit of schooling and suits the weekend happy hacker well.
The Libra Trec Adjustable
The Libra Adjustable is two saddles in one. It is also good for hacking and schooling and has built in pressure relief pads. The girthing is english billet taking a dressage / treeless length.
This model has an adjustable Flexisoft pommel and cantle to allow the alteration of the seat size. The 19" base model can be adjusted from 13" to 16", this permits different children or a small adult to use easily. The 21" model can be adjusted from 15" to 18".
The great feature about this model is you can remove the pommel, cantle and stirrup to convert into a bareback pad. This is ideal for natural horsemanship and those wanting a more close feel.
@ 2014-01-23 – 21:26:18
This is the Bob Marshall Sport being used with the Skito pad.
@ 2013-12-26 – 21:25:17
This is being used with a Skito pad.
Many thanks to Julie for sharing this lovely happy photo.
@ 2013-12-17 – 20:33:39
I swear by the EZ fit. With the panels on the outside I can mount up my no wither donkeys without the saddle moving at all. Skito pad and a mohair or neoprene girth. Swear by it!
Photo of Shorty a small mammoth donkey.
@ 2013-11-29 – 18:25:33
I use my 17" saddle with the Equitex HW pad or the Dream Universal Square. I have used it on various horses including a 20 year old tbx that was cold backed. A 15.2hh cobx that was very wide! We went hunting and xc in the Dream.
The young 5yr old I had on loan was a cobxtb, the saddle allowed for his changing shape and I went hunting, xc, local showing dressage and the Blenheim fun ride.
I now have a 16hh tb ex racer, who has been off work for over a year, so I started him treeless in the Dream.
@ 2013-10-13 – 23:13:25
New product sourced by better saddles.
The Barnes Buckle has ceased production.