Designed in collaboration with Jackie Jatzlau, this treeless barrel saddle will appeal to the rider that likes the freedom to move or stand easily in the saddle.
A laid back 4" cantle and low profile swell allow the rider unrestricted movement, while the tree free design creates the close contact feel that riders need to make the best run possible.
You choose from two seat colors: turquoise and toast with silver metallic seat inlays.
A deep, hand tooled rose pattern with crystal border adds a touch of character to this saddle.
Small touches like the rawhide twist cantle binding and tooled silver rear cinch cover show the Circle Y craftsmanship that we're used to.
This model comes with the taller 3" horn. For a shorter 2.5" horn option, see our 1331 model.
Neoprene skirts absorb shock and distribute weight
Tree less design for unrestricted movement and comfort, close contact between horse and rider
Biothane stirrup leathers are flexible, lightweight, durable, and strong
Forward hung fenders help keep your legs from getting behind you
Seat Size: 13.5" 14.5" 15.5" 16.5"
Saddle Fit: Regular or Wide
Color: Regular oil or Ultra Lite
Horn: 2-1/2" neck
Conchos: Crystal mosaic
Tooling: Rose with Crystal border
Skirt Size: 13" x 24"
Weight: Approximately 26 lbs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by “tree free”?
Traditional saddles are built on a tree-the skeleton of the saddle. They consist of a swell and cantle, connected by a pair of bars. The bars make contact along the sides of the horse’s back, distributing the rider’s weight. Just-B-Natural™ Tree Free™ saddles have a swell and cantle, but no bars.
What are the benefits of a treeless saddle to the horse?
Because most bars are rigid, they may hinder the horse’s ability to bend and flex comfortably. And, if the tree does not fit properly, the horse may develop soreness, white spots, poor performance and a bad attitude. Because the Tree Free™ saddle has no bars, saddle fit is not an issue. The materials utilized in the design of the skirt help distribute the rider’s weight, and the skirt is flexible enough to conform to your horse’s shape, allowing him to move freely.
What are the benefits of a treeless saddle to the rider?
The Tree Free saddle allows the rider close contact and to really feel the horse. Because the bulk of the saddle tree has been eliminated between horse and rider, the horse can be more responsive to seat and leg cues. The Tree Free saddle still has a swell, cantle, and seat assembly, so the rider has the security of a traditional saddle, with even greater comfort.
What are Softee® seat jockeys and fenders?
It’s a 2-ply leather that has a nice, broke in feeling, right out of the box. By using Softee® leather on the fenders, we eliminate the break-in time of traditional stiff leather fenders (no broomstick needed), making this saddle a lot easier on the knees and ankles.
What’s a 3-way rigging and how do I use it?
The 3-way adjustable rigging lets you change the position of the rigging to a full (front dee), ¾ (rear dee) or 7/8 (using both dees) by changing the use of your tie strap. This means you can find the rigging position that works best for your horse and style of riding.