Designed for the barrel racer who desires the ultimate close contact feel of their horse, or the horse who is hard to fit with traditional saddles, this treeless barrel was designed with barrel racer Tammy Fischer. The treeless design keeps the rider in close contact with the horse and allows the horse unrestricted movement. Fleece lined neoprene skirts are flexible, molding to your horse’s shape and bending with your horse in the turns. For the rider that likes a deep seat, the upright swell and cantle keep you secure and positioned. Forward hung stirrup leathers keep your feet from getting behind you and provide the rider great flexibility in the stirrups. “The close contact of my saddle lets the horse and rider connect in a way that traditional saddles can’t“ - Tammy Fischer
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: 3" neck
Conchos: Crystal mosaic
Skirt Size: 13" x 24"
Weight: Approximately 23 lbs.
*Should you need to return your saddle, we ask that you return all free items as well. If free items are not returned, the retail value of that item will be withheld from the refund. Thanks!
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.