I know the Libra Saddle brand has ceased, but because I get messsges asking about it, I wondered where else it could be found.
It is possible that the following saddles could be from the same manufacturers. The saddles in the photo look like they are trying to be the original Hackabout/ Explorer.
But the Status is probably the nearest. This is in Australia and comes with the original zip to remove the pommel and cantle insert.
Due to age and circumstances.
Reviews still welcomed from this brand.
The new model for Barefoot is the Merlyn. This is a dressage model with extra short flaps for the cob, smaller horse or the short legged rider.
Very smart design in a soft leather, soft knee rolls, lower cantle and deep seat.
Narrow seat- twist that allows more contact for the rider. Adjustable S curve stirrup plate to allow the precise positioning of the leathers for the rider. This is an open attachment, similar to the E bar design not used on Barefoot, but an S shape. This might mean you do not require a safety stirrup as with the closed rings, but I am awaiting confirmation on this point.
Anyone having a go at this treed or treeless?
Share your thoughts, experiences and photos if you happen to be treeless. Always looking for photos etc 🙂
I won’t be doing the whole month as I haven’t started it yet, but I do ride bareback a lot so for me I will just add a saddle.
My only problem is what one to choose 🙂
Treeless saddles for horses: pros, cons and things to consider.
Lots of comments to consider on various brands.
From the Stacey Westfall WordPress Blog 🙂
Always looking for your lovely treeless saddle photos.
The following are welcomed from
Ansur, Bandos, Barefoot, Black Forest, Cashel, Diddi Pad, Ez Fit, Ghost, Dream, Libra, Freeform, Freemax Western, Randols, Rebecca Soft Ride, Torsion, Treefree, Solution, Sensation, Startrekk and Trekker.
If you have a saddle that’s not on the list get in touch as it may not be on the list get in touch anyway. Some though are below my standard.