Manufacturer: Freeform (View all products by Freeform)
Model: Classic (View all Classic reviews)
Category: All Purpose Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle used on ebay for $900 including a HAF pad and girth. I was looking for a temporary saddle to use as my mare's back seemed a little sore from a treed saddle that I had been using on her.
Likes: I love this saddle. I actually bought one of these saddles new in 2005 and loved it except that I had trouble with slipping on steep hills with that saddle. This saddle has not slipped on hills or otherwise. It has the sympanova underside whereas my old Freeform had wool. I suspect that this is the difference. The saddle fits my Arabian mare very well. She moves freely and does not object to being saddled with this saddle. Extremely comfortable for me whether on trail or on the hunt.
Dislikes: Billets are a bit long. When I upgrade this saddle, I"m going to buy one with the new cutback option for higher withered horses. I've not had trouble with rubbing on the withers, but better safe that sorry. Otherwise, nothing.
Quality: Quality appears good. This saddle is several years old, and I can seen that it has been used. It still looks good though, and I expect to get several more years of hard use out of it.
Summary: I love this saddle! With an appropriate saddle pad (Skito or HAF) and safety stirrups, you're ready to ride comfortably for hours. You and your horse will love it!
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.
Fairfax Thorowgood All Purpose Saddles
DixieLand Saddle Endurance Skirt All Purpose Saddles
JC Martin Wade Saddle All Purpose Saddles
CTK Saddlery G120 All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery Companion Fox Hunter All Purpose Saddles
Duett Saddlery saddle All Purpose Saddles
American/BigHorn Saddlery American/BigHorn Saddlery All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood All Purpose Like the T4 model All Purpose Saddles
Sensation Saddle Hybrid All Purpose Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Dixieland Gaited Saddle All Purpose Saddles
thornhill jeorge canaves all purpose All Purpose Saddles
Jeff Smith working cow/ ranch saddle All Purpose Saddles
Wintec / Bates 2000 All Purpose (Original Monoflap) All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 500 AP All Purpose Saddles
Barnsby Omega All Purpose Saddles
Wintec 2000 AP with CAIR and Easy Change Gullet All Purpose Saddles
Ovation Ovation Ruiz Diaz All Purpose All Purpose Saddles
Kreiger (Made by Chevalier) GP (with interchangeable gullet) Newer model All Purpose Saddles
Guffey Western saddle with Wade Style Tree All Purpose Saddles
Thorowgood T4 High Wither All Purpose All Purpose Saddles