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Cashel G2 Soft Saddle

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Product Summary:

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. Color: Black.
Seat Size:

Medium: 14-15” saddle
For up to 145 lb person

Large: 16-17"  saddle
For up to 215lb person


Softsaddle is the gullet area expands.


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Look comfortable and lightweight for easy tack up to get out and ride.
Jody R on Jan 22, 2015
I have been looking for a second saddle and love to ride bareback. This seems like a good compromise.
Robin L on Jun 30, 2014
So I would have a soft seat for the long slow conditioning rides.
nancy b on Dec 16, 2014
I wanted to try a treeless saddle that could double as a bareback pad. This saddle is super comfortable and light weight (6lbs!). Unfortunately, the one I ordered had the thread coming loose on one of the side flaps. Still waiting to get the issue resolved, so the saddle is sitting unused in my closet.
Elizabeth S on Jun 16, 2014
I have a percheron draft very wide. Will this saddle work for her?
Lynne S on Mar 31, 2015
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!
Reply · Report · Teresa B on Mar 31, 2015
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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?
Sandy B on Dec 27, 2013
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!
Reply (1) · Report · Robynne C on Jan 12, 2014
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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?
keren on Jul 27, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Paula S on Jul 27, 2014
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would this saddle be good for a endurance 80 mile ride?
Janie K on May 15, 2014
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!
Reply · Report · Angela C on May 15, 2014
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Lisa R on Dec 26, 2013
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
Reply · Report · rebecca s on Dec 28, 2013
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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.
Rebecca S on Aug 5, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Amanda M on Aug 6, 2015
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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.
Jan F on Feb 24, 2014
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
Reply · Report · rebecca s on Feb 24, 2014
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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!
susan M on Dec 23, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · THERESA Z on Dec 23, 2014
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Which cinch and breast collar would work well with this saddle on a Haflinger?
Ruth J on Oct 13, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Susan G on Oct 13, 2014
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Can you use this like a regular saddle and get on using the stirups?
Jeanette M on Nov 3, 2013
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.
Reply · Report · Tina H on Jul 17, 2015
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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?

Jeanette M on Nov 3, 2013
Best Answer: Hi Jeanette
We mount from a mounting block. I don't think you can step into the stirrup to mount, we use it more like a bareback pad
Reply · Report · Erin B on Nov 4, 2013
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gullet clearance?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2013
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".
Reply · Report · nancy b on Aug 4, 2015
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