Sharon is shown in the photo above on her outrageously handsome Leopard Appaloosa Domino, as they are setting out to pick up trash on the road.
Sitting on him on a bareback saddle and confidently secure, this good samaritan astride her 13.2hh pony are a highly visible roadside attraction! Sharon says "Domino is built very down hill. You can feel that with all saddles. EXCEPT the bareback saddle. I just feel level when I use it on him. Other saddles sometimes seemed to ride onto his shoulders and he could not always move free. I found him a pretty comfy treeless saddle, but still needed to put a tight girth and a riser pad in front to feel more balance. Not so with the Colin Dangaard bareback saddle. Sits right where it belongs and does not move around with a loser girth. And I can still mount from the ground. And oh it feels perfectly level as there is no hard immovable tree in there. Ahh heaven!"
"I was looking for a treeless saddle that I could use on both big boy Butters and short fat Domino. I had been eyeballing Colin's Bareback Saddles for about a year online. Just something about it really appealed to me. At the PA World Horse Expo a couple years ago I finally got to see, feel and sit in the saddle. It was love. Imagine my disappointment when I could not take it home right then. But bonus! One was going to be built just for me! When it arrived and I put it on Butters and climbed on, we both sighed with comfort. I tell all my friends that it is like settling on a cloud. My position in the saddle is just right. My posture is great and legs sit in just the right line. In the winter the warmth that comes through the saddle from the horse is heavenly."
This is Butters, a PMU rescue Appaloosa who was her heart horse until she lost him last summer. He was 16.2hh and the same saddle fit him just as well as it did little Domino!
"I figured I would need to carry a mounting strap to get on on the trail. So I did. One day I was in a hurry and tried getting my 5" 1' overweight butt up on my round barreled 16.2 hand horse without the strap and the saddle did not move! A huge bonus!! The poleys were a real help several times on the trail with a huge horse that spooked at all wild life. Keeping me secure in the seat against the comfortable cantle. He liked to take sideways or forward leaps of about 20 feet over a little bird."
And last here is Reba, a 14.3 hand (so far) coming 5 yr old mule. Sharon says "Reba came to me this fall and we are finally about ready to start under saddle work. I hope the same design comes in handy as I bring my reactive mule, Reba along under saddle."
When Reba is ready to be ridden, Sharon already knows what saddle she'll be using. The one that works for EVERY equine.
"I would have a half dozen of these saddles if I could! I recommend this saddle to everyone. And I do believe one of my Facebook friends did purchase one. I really cannot say how much I love this little light weight saddle!
I just love Colin's tack and the way he stands behind it. So glad to help."