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Cashel G2 Soft Saddle

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Product Summary:

Cashel Soft Saddle G2

The Soft Saddle G2 is great for the trail and for everyday exercising. Weighing only six pounds, its sleek design and high-quality construction make it the ultimate utility saddle. This treeless saddle, with a gullet area that expands, is flexible, so it moves with your horse. Additional features include adjustable stirrups, wither handle strap, and convenient back D-rings.


  • 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
Item Specifications:


Sizing Guidelines:
Medium: For 110-139 lb. rider
Large: For 140-169 lb. rider
X-Large: For 170-215 lb. rider

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Large E008604 L SSG2-L-BLA 804381027959
Medium E008604 M SSG2-M-BLA 804381027942
X-Large E008604 XL SSG2-XL-BLA 804381031017

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I was looking for something for long rides. I sat in this at a saddle shop and fell in love <3, plus I wanted something really light weight.
Vicki D on Aug 29, 2019
Always wanted a treeless saddle. Also, I am now an "aged rider". I like the added security of an endurance type saddle without the horn. Also like the easy care. Looking forward to receiving the saddle.
Dawn B on Apr 23, 2018
I was looking for something for long rides. I sat in this at a saddle shop and fell in love <3, plus I wanted something really light weight.
Vicki D on Aug 29, 2019
I have heard a lot of positive feedback on treeless saddles. I love riding on a bareback pad in our round ring but the pad is not really designed for trail riding. I like the price point on this saddle as my first dive into this type of tack... Based on the reviews, I may want to upgrade (if possible) the stirrup leathers and stirrups.
Pamela H on Nov 3, 2018
Always wanted a treeless saddle. Also, I am now an "aged rider". I like the added security of an endurance type saddle without the horn. Also like the easy care. Looking forward to receiving the saddle.
Dawn B on Apr 23, 2018
A friend recommended
DONNA W on Feb 18, 2018
I liked the idea of a super lightweight saddle that still has some form to it (not just a bareback pad). On the right horse it's probably great, but on my slightly built Morgan it wants to roll, unfortunately.
Missy M on Nov 13, 2017
because I've always wanted it!
Elizabeth A on Sep 14, 2016
Look comfortable and lightweight for easy tack up to get out and ride.
Jody R on Jan 22, 2015
So I would have a soft seat for the long slow conditioning rides.
nancy b on Dec 16, 2014
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
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 wanted to get close contact with my horse and to get a better seat. I have a Tucker Gen II saddle, but it is so heavy for me and for my horse. Cashel G2 weighs only 6 pounds and I also wanted to check out a treeless saddle without spending a fortune. I have a very hard to fit horse with a flat back and low withers.
ELIZABETH G on Apr 25, 2014
I have a belgium/quarter cross who is most comfortable bareback and treed saddles pinch his withers so I'm hoping this will be comfy for him and for me.
Rachel E on Nov 9, 2013
I have heard a lot of positive feedback on treeless saddles. I love riding on a bareback pad in our round ring but the pad is not really designed for trail riding. I like the price point on this saddle as my first dive into this type of tack... Based on the reviews, I may want to upgrade (if possible) the stirrup leathers and stirrups.
Pamela H on Nov 3, 2018
A friend recommended
DONNA W on Feb 18, 2018
i would like to purchase the soft sided cashel sadle my size is large and does it come in brown ive been watching for the large to come in stock since december i may have to shop else where?
gretty on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the Manufacturer has not given us an estimated date of availability. Inventory on our site is "live," however, so as soon as we have information, it will post online.
Would this be a saddle I could ride in shorts?? Do the stirrup leather pinch your legs without breeches, boots and half-chaps??Looking for a cooler alternative to Florida summer riding. Thank you :)
Kitzi F on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes you can ride in shorts. The drop is long enough so it doesn't pinch. Stirrup straps are under the fenders. This saddle is very comfortable to ride in with shorts.
will this saddle fit a draft horse about 17 to 18 hands?
gretty on Jan 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We have used this saddle on a 16 hand TW. He is a heavy boned Walker, not thin. No problems. You may want larger heavier stirrups. The ones on the saddle. Were small plastic. Saddle is comfortable. Hope this helps.
What size is the medium equivalent to in western saddle size?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes a medium is 14-15" western saddle. Guideline- up to 140 lbs
large is 151/2-16
x-large 17"
What kind of pad would be used with the XL saddle?
Sue H on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Depending on build of your horse medium build 3/4" pad, narrow high wither 1" pad or 3/4" pad with liner. Preferably use a pad with longer drop on the sides, like an endurance pad.
Cashel also makes a pad to fit the SSG2
So would a x-large fit a draft/percheron horse?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The SSG2 soft saddle goes by rider size.
Guideline is 14"-15" seat get size medium, 15-16" seat large, 17" x-large.
Rider weight Guideline up to 139lb for medium, up to 169, large up to 215
If borderline in sizing and very tall, choose next size up
What goes under this saddle?
Saundra M on Sep 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thickness of pad depends on your horse. round back 1/4"
narrow 3/4" to 1" dip in back swayback cushion
shipping to canada?
A shopper on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! Please choose International Checkout for delivery information, and follow the instructions. Here is a link with more information:
How much does it weigh?
Lisa V on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Almost nothing. Only downside is the plastic stirrup which seems to run small.
What size is the XL compared to a Western Saddle? I see the weight equivalent, but want to know the seat size compared to a Western as that is what I am familiar with. Thank you!
slwths on Oct 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The XL is very roughly equivalent to an 18" Western saddle seat.
Would this fit a horse with really high withers?
Tammy M on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use the one I bought on my Paso. My 50 year old Sister has back trouble and the combination of the saddle and horse make a great ride for her. The horses withers are higher than average, and the saddles fits very well.
will this fit a gaited horse?
A L on Sep 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should - because there is no tree, you don't have to worry about pinching withers...that said, the saddle may slip back , so you might need a breast collar. It fits my beefy paint mare, who has almost no wither - the only saddle she feels comfortable in!
What if you fall between sizes? Weight-wise, I'm between a medium and large. I'm 140 lbs, but only 5'2" with a big bootie and thighs. Which size should I go with? Thanks.
Jennifer M on Sep 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's exactly how I'm built and I went with a large. I figure better to have a little extra room than too little with a small saddle.
Do you ever loan one of these saddles for try outs?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we do not have a trail period for saddles. If a saddles does not fit the horse or rider the saddle must be returned unused.
Do you use a blanket with the saddle?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can, I usually use the neoprene pad that comes with the saddle and it works really well.
How long is the extra wide model? How long is the large?
Janet F on Oct 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Seat-wise, the large is 19" long from the back of the cantle to the front of the pommel. 22 1/2" long at the base (pad) of the saddle.
What size/type of saddle cover would fit this?
Breanna on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Western barrel racing cover or an Aussie stock saddle cover fits the Cashel Soft Saddle.
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?
Breanna on Jul 21, 2016
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 :)
May I return this, if it didn't fit?
Kac K on Jul 13, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Trust me, the saddle fits any horse. I have had two of these saddles and I can't wear them out! So dang comfy that I rarely use my yummy roping saddle. I want a third one. I don't use a blanket, works best without. Only problem I've had is the saddle couldn't carry packs. This new one looks much more substantial. The sizing is for YOU not the horse, check that out first.You'll want to use your own stirrups, cinch. A breast collar is important for riding up and down terrain. Also, you need a stump or stool to get up in the saddle. If you don't get this saddle you will miss out on the easiest most comfortable...I am not kidding saddle for both you and your horse. I have one for each of my horses; a foundation quarter horse and a big black Percheron so I don't have to fuss with adjustments. I am sooooo lazy.
How far back are the stirrups set?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2016
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 ?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2016
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
Lisa R on Dec 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lisa. This saddle was a gift, used sparingly. Her horse has no withers and there were problems with the saddle rolling. She hasn't been able to get a good fit with either pad or blanket. She's still trying. good luck