We started using treeless saddles about ten years ago with our Icelandic Horses. At
the time, it was accepted that you *had* to use an icelandic saddle on an Icelandic Horse.
It was said that you had to use an icelandic saddle to get the horse to gait.
The problem was: the icelandic saddles didn't fit the Icelandic Horses very well!
The treeless saddles were more versatile, being able to be used on different horses with
different shaped backs. The horses were able to move more freely, and were more
comfortable with treeless saddles.
Testimonies come in from owners all over praising the treeless saddles and especially the
Sensation, and noting how much more comfortable their horses are; how much better they
It was a big leap at the time, but ten years later we are finding that the treeless
saddle is making many horse owners and horses happy. Big thanks to our very smart
owners willing to investigate saddle fit and treeless saddles.
Something to consider: how does a saddle fit a static horse versus a dynamic horse?
The first picture below is the regular model. The second two pictures are the western model, followed by
new Sensation Hybrid, also pictured on Starri, Trish's wonderful gelding.
The following pictures by Karen Thomas of Windgait Icelandics
Photo of Lilja by Cherie:
Djangi with his Sensation, by Ann:
Osp, moving so much better with her Sensation
Western Sensation (with English Cinch)
This is a Sensation Hybrid, with the dressage cantle, extended
seat, with the Chameleon Package. The Chameleon package includes a seat
with contrasting piping, a tube to cover the grab strap, and another set of
tubes to cover the stirrup leathers. They are now a standard package that
you can buy, with the colors that are available at the moment.
Colors are interchangeable and you can order different sets for the same