I have decided to include treeless saddles and pads that suit the younger rider.
Adults on ponies looking to find a treeless small enough might find some of the following suitable. If you are light and small enough to be on a little pony, then your bottom might fit.:)
Photos very welcome from adults and children 🙂
Amanda Thorn – Thorn
These are designed to suit the extra wide native, flat backed cob, Shetland or large hard to fit pony.
They are available from a 12″ up to 18″ and the designs are-
Standard – flat seat no knee rolls
Deluxe – cantle block, knee rolls. Extra deep can be added for jumping.
Deluxe plus as above but with thigh rolls.
I am looking for reviews and photos of these as the website mentions these being suitable for all disciplines, not just showing. From memory the Pony Club only allow their approved saddles. If I took one of these to a show would I be allowed? If I wanted one for everyday use would I create pressure points under the stirrup bar?
Barefoot Bellis – Barefoot
These saddles come with the Barefoot vps system as adult saddles do.
They are made with a standard wide pommel but you can change this to a flex if needed. Easy clean dry tex, just wipe.
The Bellis is blue and black, the Lily pink and brown, also Available in black.
Buddy Seat – Buddy
The Buddy Seat is made by Action Company in the USA. It weighs just over 4lbs and fits behind English and Western Saddles. It has a thick foam padded cantle and swell and is cordura nylon covered.
Abetta Buddy Seat
Nylon rigging and Pro Tuff stirrups.
Available in brown, black or purple.
Diddi – Diddi
Available from Sweden. I know some people have been asking me to locate these pads. So far this is the only place I have discovered.
Inky Dinky – Inky
Designed by Jill Shepherd, this memory foam fully treeless saddles comes in black, brown and pink.
It’s snug pommel and cantle offer support to the youngest of riders, while offering the usual balance handle.
Available in the UK currently.
Hackamore Shetland Stud – Showing
Iberican Shetland – Iberican
Journeyman – Journeyman
Torsion C – Children
Zoe Snappe – Zoe
The Zoe Snape saddle pad is designed specifically for Shetlands. Available in three colours Havana, Black or Chestnut.
It ranges from 12.5″ for ponies under 34″ and toddlers, up to 16.5″ which is special order. This is for larger breeds who may have saddle fitting problems.
It is straight cut and ideal for showing.
Photos and reviews welcome. 🙂