I bought a Euro Lite for my horse/pony, a hard to fit Paso Fino, and me, a 70+ year old rider. Saddle fit was my first priority and your system allows me to perfect the fit for him. I love being able to tweak the fit depending on his condition at the time.I have always ridden English but felt that I needed a little more security than my English saddle provided. Western saddles just DO NOT fit my Paso nor do the treeless or the saddles supposedly built for Paso Finos. The Euro Lite is FANTASTIC. It fits my little horse and is super comfortable and secure for me. I have never had such a comfortable saddle. I wish I had bought one years ago.
I had ridden as a young person and have just started riding again in the last seven years. I am primarily a trail rider and one of the things I have noticed since getting my new saddles is that after riding for several hours I have no pain in my back, hips or knees (a condition that effects a lot of older people and causes them to cease riding) which was not the case before in a different saddle. In fact, if I have a problem with any of those body parts, a ride in my saddle will eliminate them for days so I am riding much more. Riding instead of pain meds, what a concept. The other thing is that my horse is much freer in his movements. He has always gaited but now he flows and is far more relaxed.
I watched your video and thought “WOW” when you were riding girthless and thought it was probably a trick. It wasn’t! I girthed my horse one day and forgot to check after I had been riding for a while. Had a great ride. Got off and started to untack him and found the girth was totally loose. The saddle had not moved an iota during my mounting, riding and dismounting. I was impressed and have never forgotten to check since then.
I also love the pad an girth I got with the saddle. They are well worth the extra investments.
Thank you for making such an awesome saddle that is not just for the endurance rider but is fantastic for any rider old or young who would like to enjoy trail riding in comfort for their horse and themselves.
Located in Virginia