Hilason
Treeless Barrel Racing, Trail saddle - square skirt
Trail Saddles



Manufacturer: Hilason
Model: Treeless Barrel Racing, Trail saddle - square skirt
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: Hi, I bought this unit on e-bay and paid 469.00 with shipping.

Likes: This saddle is a short person with a tall horses dream! It is very light weight (18 lbs.) and after throwing a 45 lb. roping saddle around for years....I can tell you I appreciated that. It fits my 15.2 hand sway backed quarter horse and my mutton withered short backed mule. The treeless feature allows more flexibility for the mounts as well as the rider.....and puts a grin on both our faces! The saddle does not roll when you mount, has all of the d-rings for trail or crupper and breast collar and has a 5 inch hgih pommel and a 6 inch high cantle....so you are really tucked in there nice.

Dislikes: The high pommel can interfere with your hands and reins if you are schooling a mount....but there are other Hilason models with lower pommel and cantle...to suit your needs. The saddle has great potential and I would like to see and pay extra for real sheep skin lining on the underside, and the heftier better quality, thicker nylon rigging for the stirrups and the cinches. I will get this saddle re-rigged with those features within a year as I do not feel secure in it with the thin whimpy rigging as I put many miles on my saddle. Also their was no provision for youth or shorter stirrups on this saddle so I had to pull the ones it came with and put on my own.

Quality: The construction over all seems to be very good. The leather is thick and appears to be well sewn. The fastenings for all of the d-rings, etc. are good and the hardware is good. It is too bad that the quality of the rigging does not match the quality of the rest of the saddle! But it is still a good buy.

Summary: This middle aged Granny puts many miles on her tack and mounts.....and I will use this saddle lots....it solves a real problem when riding several different sized mounts. If you just do occassional riding, the rigging would be fine....this saddle is a good work in progress as I am sure they will want to address the issues of quality. I would recommend it with a pay attention to the rigging warning added.

Rating: 4

Author: mule lady

Date: 2005-10-04

Usefulness Rating: 3.25 out of 5.
4 reader(s) voted.

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