View Full Version : Jumped in my Treeless today
9th September 2009, 07:56 PM
For the first time ever :lol:
I adore my Treeless saddle but have always avoided jumping in it, purely for the fact it doesn't have much in the way of a knee roll, and I do like my knee rolls :lol:
Anyway, decided to pop Kiwi over a few jumps and basically thought *** it, lets give it a try.
Have to say, I am very pleasantly surprised :evilgrin: I didn't actually notice the lack of knee rolls. Kiwi jumped really well in it. The only thing that it did do was slip forwards, but it tends to do this a bit on the flat anyway when Kiwi is doing his famous Llama impression :lol:
So, all I need is a crupper and away we go :evilgrin: Maybe I can ditch treed saddles permanently :D
Pointless post really, just want to give Treeless Saddles and even bigger thumbs up from me :p
9th September 2009, 07:58 PM
Whooop! Sounds good :) I'm hearing a lot of good things about treeless saddles lately!
9th September 2009, 08:00 PM
I always wondered about jumping in a treeless saddle.
Do you find yourself less secure jumping in one? How much does the saddle move when jumping?
9th September 2009, 08:14 PM
Don't think I would want to jump anything over 3' in it in all honesty but then I have limited Kiwi to 2'9''/3' max now anyway due to his arthritis.
SB - I didn't find it any less secure than when jumping in my treed really. The only thing as said above was it slipping forwards, which it does on the flat anyway so that wasn't the jumping causing it, it was Kiwi looning around with his head in the air :lol:
I'll definitely be jumping in it more often but will be investing in a crupper
9th September 2009, 08:27 PM
lol I always had images of treeless saddles shifting a lot when jumping. Although its nice to know saddle slipping was caused just by jumping, Im considering a treeless when I have saved enough pennies.
9th September 2009, 08:55 PM
Spockky Boy, don't imagine you have to spend a fortune on a treeless saddle. Look on ebay, or just shop around generally - they do not have to cost more than a good-quality treed saddle, and I'm not talking Bates or Stubben.
Shaz, I don't know how high you can jump in a general purpose treeless because I wouldn't dare jump more than a couple of feet anyway. I believe there are treeless being designed for jumping now. I won't be buying one because I couldn't justify changing the one I've got.
My Crazy Clan
9th September 2009, 09:18 PM
10th September 2009, 01:07 PM
Wooo!! I'm SO excited about trying mine!! It arrived this morning and I think I'm a little bit in love with it. Will post pics in a sec. Thanks for giving me even more confidence in them!
10th September 2009, 01:09 PM
:lol: no probs Gem.
Hope all goes well with yours. Can't wait to see pictures. Just remember to give it a couple of ridden sessions before you make a decision, it's quite a chnge from Treed but IS for the better :)
10th September 2009, 01:10 PM
Yay for treeless saddles :D
I love mine, haven't really jumped in it as Boo doesn't really jump anymore, but hav popped the odd little log out on a hack and have felt fine (the bigger problem was tryin to contain the excitement of Boo at the thought of jumping a 1ft log :lol:)
Which treeless is it you use Sam?
10th September 2009, 01:14 PM
Jill I have a grand total of.... £23 pounds on my bank account atm so I have a bit of saving to do :( lol But yes I have see some nice resonably prices saddles of Ebay! Or I'll have to be extra nice to santa this year ;)
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