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  1. #1
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    Default Acavallo Treeless Saddles??

    I'm interested in a Freemax dressage saddle but wanted to see if any of you folks had one and could comment. Thanks!

    The site is weird: http://acavallo.com/

    Better pic here: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Freemax-ACAVALLO-...4.c0.m14.l1262
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    That website is smarter than me!!! I can't figure it out at all! The saddles do look interesting though. Didn't like the seat much, looked a little too shallow for me. Looked kinda small too. The 17'' on ebay seemed more like a 15'' IMO. Would like to hear more about them though.
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    I'm a little concerned about the "wither arch". If aren't a member already I highly recommend joining the treeless saddle group on Yahoo Groups.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/treelesssaddles/

    There is a wealth of information to be had on this site, this is where I would go to ask questions about any treeless saddle I was considering purchasing.



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    I rode in a Sensation Ride G4 Formal Dressage saddle this last weekend and loved it! It was very comfortable and offered a comfortable ride, with a deep secure seat. Here is my horse modeling the saddle, it's gorgeous. I got the demo from Freedomtreeless.com.
    http://www.freedomtreeless.com/Gallery.html



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    How much of a twist does the Sensation have? I have problems with treeless spreading too wide and making my thighs sore.

    Erin

    Quote Originally Posted by PRS View Post
    I rode in a Sensation Ride G4 Formal Dressage saddle this last weekend and loved it! It was very comfortable and offered a comfortable ride, with a deep secure seat. Here is my horse modeling the saddle, it's gorgeous. I got the demo from Freedomtreeless.com.
    http://www.freedomtreeless.com/Gallery.html



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    I found it very comfortable with a very good twist. I would highly recommend this saddle. We rode for 12 miles and I was as comfortable at the end of the ride as I was at the beginning. I have a problem with my hips and can't have a saddle that is too wide. I didn't have one single twinge the whole time 12 miles!
    Last edited by PRS; Oct. 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM.



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    Relived to hear I'm not the only one with sore hips! I have an Aussie which is great, but sometimes I just want something a little more cushy. It's going to take at least a year to save up for one. It's either the Sensation or the Freeform, and Sensations are a bit cheaper.

    Erin


    Quote Originally Posted by PRS View Post
    I found it very comfortable with a very good twist. I would highly recommend this saddle. We rode for 12 miles and I was as comfortable at the end of the ride as I was at the beginning. I have a problem with my hips and can't have a saddle that is too wide. I didn't have one single twinge the whole time 12 miles!



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    I like the Sensation Ride saddles so much that I ordered a Sensation Hybrid for myself. I am still waiting on delivery.



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