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I was browsing around and found this saddle maker...what are you opinions? http://ezfitsaddles.com/ or http://ezfittreelesssaddle.webs.com/ ...
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    Treeless People! What do you think of this? EZ Fit

    I was browsing around and found this saddle maker...what are you opinions?

    http://ezfitsaddles.com/ or http://ezfittreelesssaddle.webs.com/

    I have a horse that has a bit of a protruding spine and have been told I shouldn't use a treeless saddle, but it appears that this one has spinal clearence built in. Also, they say you don't need a pad when riding this saddle either, because of the material the bottom is made from???

    Here is a photo of the underside...



    and a view of the saddle

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    Even with the clearance, I would still venture to guess that it won't fit well on your horse. There still isn't any support around the spine, so it will still probably sit on the spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun93 View Post
    Even with the clearance, I would still venture to guess that it won't fit well on your horse. There still isn't any support around the spine, so it will still probably sit on the spine.
    LOL..... not only that, it looks like your Horse would have to have very mutton withers.


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    What is the reason for your horse's protruding spine? Is it weight, muscle, or something else? It's going to be harder to fit a treeless to a horse like this than to fit a tree'd saddle, which is why somebody told you not o use one. But it depends on whether or not the muscle/fat around your horse's spine can be filled in by either more excercize or more food (only hif s/he needs more food). But personally, I would avoid a treeless saddle with the type of horse that you've described. And studies have actually shown that if you compare a properly fitted tree'd saddle and a properly fitted treeless saddle, there isn't any benefit as far as weight distribution. Maybe a little difference with movement abilities, but it's not a huge difference.
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    Is it terrible that I saw the title and thought "Well, when I need a pad I like the kind with wings!"

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    Thanks Crayon! That makes sense! Definetely not a lack of groceries...LOL she is a pig and has the winter pounds to show for it I think it must just be her build or maybe needing a bit more muscle tone there. I will prolly just stick with my wintec a/p for now and maybe look into an aussie saddle (the one Rant has is really nice!) at Equine Affaire.

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