Libra Treeless Saddles – The BRS or bareback saddle

These are not made anymore. But because someone is looking for one I decided to pop up a post about them.

Back in 2012 or thereabouts Libra decided to introduce these.  I can’t say for sure how popular they were so not certain how likely they are to come up for sale.

The idea was pretty simple. You have both a bareback pad and a saddle. The seat, pommel, cantle and stirrup plate were all removable and adjustable. You could therefore change from a 15″ to a 17″ and put the stirrups right for you. Perfect!

The downside was the velcro from the pommel in front of you. This was sometimes annoying and ended up with bits stuck to it, and your clothes might get pulled and bobbled on it.

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I personally didn’t find the underside of these reliable in staying put without the treeless pad, as a saddle or a pad. At the time the underside was in development of some sort of cushioning panel that I believe meant you didn’t have to use an actual pad. But I say development because this added to my saddle instability on anything wide without one. The outer material was a slippery type of fleece and just didn’t work for us.

But I love the pre panel saddles, I would likely take out the cushioning if I saw one for sale and convert it to the original underside.

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