Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I found the Barefoot saddles while studying treeless saddles on the internet. The reviews seemed favorable, I loved the look, the price was right ... so I purchased one from Lori's Tack, an internet store out of Nashville. I purchased the Ocean's Blue which was a limited edition and is no longer available, so the price is not applicable.
Likes: I love the comfort while riding this saddle for both me and my pony. I appreciate the closeness to my horse, this saddle is almost like a very sturdy bareback pad with stirrups. I like the craftsmanship and looks of the Cheyenne for the price. I am an on again/off again rider, so sometimes I ride three times a week and sometimes I don't ride for a few months. I always dreaded getting back in the saddle if I hadn't ridden in a while, the saddle soreness was excruciating with traditional saddles. With my Barefoot saddle, I can hop in the saddle and ride for over an hour and have no saddle soreness, just a little muscle soreness from using muscles that haven't been used in a while. And the best part is, my horse doesn't seem to feel any soreness either! I read where a lot of people take the pommel insert out and stuff it with wool. I see no need to do this with me and my horse. I like the support the pommel gives the saddle while mounting whenever a mounting block isn't handy.
Dislikes: I only have one thing I would suggest they change about the Cheyenne: I would like the option to change my stirrups to a different position during a long ride. It would be nice if there was a two position setting to attach the stirrup leathers to the saddle. Like most treeless saddles, sometimes I have to tighten the girth a bit more than I like, but I found that after I grew used to the new feel of a treeless, and as I became better balanced and confident, I no longer have to make my pony's eyes bulge out every time I go for the third tightening!
Quality: I find the Barefoot Cheyenne to be very nicely constructed for the price and type of saddle it is.
Summary: My pony and I love our Barefoot Cheyenne!
Author: M. Sessoms
Usefulness Rating: 3.92647 out of 5.
68 reader(s) voted.
Steve Edwards The Cowboy Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddle Co. Tree style D +3/4 butterfly skirt light rider Trail Saddles
Bob Marshall Endurance Treeless Trail Saddles
Crestridge Wade Extra Wide Trail Saddles
Kimberley Kimberley Outback Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Black Forest Saddles Rosewood treeless Trail Saddles
Crates #238-4 Trail Trail Saddles
Meleta Brown Freedom Saddle by Crates Crates Trail Meleta Brown Trail Saddles
Circle Y Kentucky Trail Gaiter Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery Clinton Anderson Saddle Trail Saddles
J. Stead Wade Saddle Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddlery Kimberly Trail Master Trail Saddles
Tucker Tucker equitation endurance Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance generation II Trail Saddles
Abetta Abetta endurance Trail Saddles
Big horn 1637 Voyager Trail Saddles
specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles