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String Girth

I think these types of girth are a bit like marmite. You either love them and have no issues or you don’t like them, have issues.

I tried the Busse dressage synthetic string girth. If anyone has a Stubben one, and can tell if Busse is a cheaper version, please email or leave a comment.

My riding instructor doesn’t like them. My horse started out fine but changed her mind. I rode in the synthetic version for all of one month and found jumping it allowed the saddle to move where my other one doesn’t.

It didn’t keep my saddle as secure as my previous girth for hacking. I found it allowed it to move ever so slightly.  On a wide type that’s not ideal.

As a product it was well made. Nice width, keepers. Easy to clean. Just not suitable for our needs.

Freeform Freewest

I have spent the summer trying out our new seat. I had it shipped over from VA USA just before the summer.

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I needed to move up a seat size and the difference is amazing. It’s on a Classic Freeform Base with a brown Freewest seat. The skirt I didn’t know if that would hinder or help, but I don’t notice it. In fact I have ditched the t bar and gone back to standard leathers. So maybe the skirt shape protects my thigh from the flat buckle.

The black and brown combo looks quite nice and since the brown was reduced I just got that.

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The Fitform Treeless Saddle

These do pop up for sale and some people still like them. I decided to include a bit about them, as they are 12 years old and still looking in good condition.

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© Fitform Logo, photo used with permission

They are no longer made but they do give you give you a similar feel to the older Barefoot / Torsion and Randols. No twist.

They have a wooden cantle and pommel like the Torsion does. The pommel came in a medium or wide. These used to be available in leather and ranged from a 16″ to 18″

Whether the Barefoot pommel fits, I can’t say, I don’t know. Barefoot have altered these from white to coloured now. You might be able to try the soft.

I found an article dated 2001. Fitform for anyone interested in a review of one. It mentions two materials, but I honestly can’t recall anything other than leather 🙂

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©Fitform, used with owner’s permission

 

 

The Trekker, Aussie Model

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This has just been released in February 2016.

It has all the same features as you would expect from a Trekker, the adjustable panels, seat size and pommels. But this model has padded and slightly flexible thigh rolls, unlike other Aussie saddles.

It also has two stirrup bars. Lots of D rings and a unique serial number.

Available in black or brown and comes in two base lengths, standard and short.

Photos used with permission from Trekker. For more information contact

Trekker

 

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Grandeur Saddle Pad Colours

The Grandeur saddle pads that fit a variety of treeless saddles are available in pink, blue and purple.

Any stockist can order these in.

The following photographs are used with permission from Horse Connection They are Australian based and are also the exclusive distributors for Ghost.

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© Horse Connection,  used with permission
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© Horse Connection, used with permission