I have a hard to fit pony that I was thinking of buying a treeless saddle for. We’re still in the brakes and steering phase of training, but I do eventually hope to jump him. Unfortunately I don’t see my budget stretching enough to be able to afford a saddle for flat work and a saddle for jumping, so do you think a treeless saddle could be jumped in?
Although I’ve not heard or seen anyone doing it so far, I’d assume it would take a slightly better seat to stay with the horse with that much movement under you, then again maybe not with some of the padding on those saddles! And perhaps a breast collar for additional stability.
Right now I’m in the ‘career-phase’ of my life, so I don’t realistically have time to get a horse fit and ready for competition. My goal is to get him good enough to avoid public humiliation at schoolings and clinics, so the saddle does not have to be ‘show suitable’.
Any thoughts, comments or brand recommendations would be greatly appreciated!