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The Soft Saddle G2 is great for the trail and for everyday exercising. Weighing only 6 lbs, its sleek design and high quality construction make it the ultimate utility saddle. Softsaddle is treeless, the gullet area expands.
Top is made of water repellant micro fiber suede material
Fleece bottom with western rigging
Molded pommel and seat cantle. Padded foam for extra comfort.
Hold handle at pommel and knee rolls for more secure ride
D-ring for excess Latigo strap
Removable stirrups to use as bareback pad
Medium: For 110 lb - 139 lb person
Large: For 140 lb - 169 lb person X-Large: For 170lb - 215 lb person
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I have a percheron draft very wide. Will this saddle work for her?
Best Answer: Yes it will, but do not use it without a breastplate to keep it from slipping. Very important! I didnt have one the saddle slipped, i fell on a stone wall, broke arm, two ribs, and a finger. Was at a standstill, hes a big belgain horse, so i was about 9ft up when i went,also was trying to keep from being hit by a speeding car, so trying to get off the narrow dirt road quickly. Jerks in cars do it everytime!
Do I need to use a treeless saddle pad or something to keep the saddle of the spine or can I use a regular saddle pad?
Best Answer: It depends on the shape of the horse you are riding. They do sell a pad to go w/ this saddle. I do not own one. I ride everything from a young QH to OTTSTB to a 24 y o happy Appy that has semi sway back. I have found that a dimple type pad is best for non slip action. I also use a breastplate no matter the shape of the horse I am riding. Stiff wool type saddle pads do not work because they are too stiff. I have even used a dressage pad as well w/ my G2 Saddle. I LOVE MY SADDLE ~so does my back & bum :)
has anyone used this saddle with a donkey? Mine is only 11 hands and around 450 pounds (I'm a super small adult). Would it be too large or would it conform to this size? Any answers appreciated!
Best Answer: I bought the large Cashel and it would probably be too wide for a donkey. Since it has no tree, it essentially sits pretty much on the spine which is OK for a flat backed horse like my 1000lb draft pony, but I would think be uncomfortable for a donkey whose spine protrudes. However it is a very comfortable and light weight saddle for the rider. I guess it would depend upon what kind of riding you plan to do, how long you plan to ride, and the conformation of your donkey as to whether or not it will work for you and your long eared friend.
how is this saddle secured? does it take a regular girt ? i prefer smart cinches, and do you use a english pad with this saddle?
Best Answer: Hi Sandy! I have this G2 Soft Saddle, and I love it! Yes, it uses a standard western cinch or girth. I do not like the liner/pad that was offered with it, it's too thin and slides everywhere. I use any regular western pad, the smaller barrel size or the full size pads. Good luck!
i have the cashel soft saddle/bareback pad, i bought a girth converter to use and put my own stirrups on the rings as well. i have used it for 10 years love it. want to upgrade to the G2 as it has more shape and i am a disabled rider. is the girth on a ring that i can attach the girth converter on to use a normal english girth?
Best Answer: You would need to have a converter on both sides of the saddle. It is a wonderful saddle. I bought it and a friend used it. She bought one and now we have loaned out two on multiple times and have always gotten good feed back. However, I have had a trainer say they did not like it. If I like it and my horse likes it I don't care what a trainer is saying. Also, get a breast collar. It is necessary on this saddle. Until you have it broken in you will constantly be getting on and then having to tighten the girth. Enjoy and good luck.
would this saddle be good for a endurance 80 mile ride?
Best Answer: This saddle is super comfortable, but I would use it a bunch of times prior to that long ride... even tho it is treeless, it needs to be broken into your specific horse and mine does move around a bit... I regularly center it via the stirrups. I have a stretchy girth which isn't the best fit (again, it's moving around on both my quarter horses). I do like it, but not sure if it's the best choice for a long ride like that. also, after say, 10 uses, a nut did come off one of the stirrups and had to ride home without that stirrup. Wasn't a huge deal since I was just trailriding, but I would have been mad if that happened at an event. I easily found replacement bolt and nut at the local hardware store! I hope this helps!
Hello, I have a Welsh pony with a short back and of course, big pony barrel. Will this saddle stay put? My last experience with a bareback saddle was terrible--it slid off to the side. Ideally, I would like to be able to ground mount in a pinch, but everything depends on whether this saddle tightens sufficiently and actually stays in place. Thanks so much for your insights.
Best Answer: I have the saddle on my Arabian. She has a George back as well. I don't think I would ever be able to ground mount with the saddle. It's amazingly comfortable but not very stable site to site. I find that it slips when I run the barrels.
On the positive side it is one of the most comfortable things I've ever been in. I will get her A very good had to go underneath it. I feel like it pinches at the end of her spine right before her hips a little bit when she's cantering if she picks her head up.. I almost think it encourages her to round out her back. I think it would fit a bigger Barreled horse better
DO YOU USE A PAD OR BLANKET WITH THIS SOFT SADDLE? if SO ..WHAT ARE YOU USING?
Best Answer: I am using a dressage pad underneath. Might not need it for light riding though. Have to have a short girth to fit this saddle and use with the dressage pad. I like the saddle so far. A little bummed that the stirrups adjust with a slide. Pain in the butt , harder tgsn English leathers but better than western saddle
Which cinch and breast collar would work well with this saddle on a Haflinger?
Best Answer: Hi Ruth, we use a western girth, we have not used a breast collar which is amazing because our horse is a draft! She has withers however not very prominent. It maybe because my 13 yr old uses this saddle - she doesn't weigh much so the saddle doesn't slide when mounting. She is also a vaulter so has great balance in the saddle.she loves the saddle. Sorry I couldn't provide more info.
Hi, what does the stirrup attachment look like? Are they bars? A strap? If they are bars, do they have the lock? I bought an off brand and the stirrup bars don't have a lock, just checking this isn't standard treeless construction.
Best Answer: The saddle I have is definitely treeless and has more like d rings for stirrups. The saddle is definitely treeless and has western rigging. Being an English rider I needed to get a new girth and a breastcollar to make it work. I feel like since I purchased this model I have seen a different model with more dressage style girthing and stirrups. Sorry I don't have more info on the other one, but it was too late for me to do an exchange. It is a comfy alternative to a standard bareback pad but not truly a saddle replacement.
How far back are the stirrups set?
Best Answer: I don't know how to answer that...they are set directly over the girth. I thought I would like the saddle and did enjoy riding it, was quite comfortable, but do not recommend it. It is not made very well as the stitching on both sides came undone after the first ride. I was also told by someone claiming to know saddle fit that it was not made correctly and was pushing down on my horse's kidneys. Then when I tried to return it for repair, I was ignored. Buy at your own risk.
Does this saddle fit a short back, mutton shoulder, wide round pford ?
Best Answer: yes, as long as you have a breastplate & a no slip type of pad. I use a tacky pad well, it's tacky on the bottom. I LOVE trail riding in this saddle & it's worth every penny. I traded out the stir ups w/ a fine lookin pair my friend gave me. Also if you find "any" saddle slipping one can use what is called a crouper. LUNGE your steed w/ it on before riding!! Some ppl use them on ponies because of the exact build your describing.Good luck & happy trails
can you use the stirups to get on like a regular saddle or is used more like a bareback pad
can you use the stirups to get on like a regular saddle or is it used more like a bareback pad? /
Best Answer: Make sure you use a breastplate. I use a no slip pad first then a real saddle pad to prevent slippage when getting on. They do sell one that goes w/ this saddle. I also changed the stir ups to my own pair of western stir ups. Hope this helps.
Can you use this like a regular saddle and get on using the stirups?
Best Answer: Hi Sandy, It is designed for a western girth and I use the Smart Cinch on mine. My mare is lacking much in the way of withers so I use a aussie style sticky pad. I have no trouble with it slipping on this pad.
Best Answer: This saddle has NO tree, so the saddle sits on the horse's back like a bareback pad. It is cushy and seems comfortable for the horse. There is no "clearance".
What size/type of saddle cover would fit this?
Best Answer: Western barrel racing cover or an Aussie stock saddle cover fits the Cashel Soft Saddle.
May I return this, if it didn't fit?
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