Treeless Saddle Pads
Some treeless saddle manufacturers offer their own pads that are suitable for their saddles. Others give recommendations. It is very important when choosing a treeless saddle pad to get as much help and advice as possible.
Firstly, ensure that the pad you buy offers sufficient “breathability” to avoid heat built up. A simple test can show if the pad is “breathable”. Just put it right onto your lips and blow through it. If your breath can get through it totally unrestricted, you have a pad that offers excellent ventilation for your horses back.
Secondly, ensure that the padding on either side of the spine is high and supportive enough to keep pressure off withers and spine. This is not to be mistaken with a “look through gullet”. Make sure you get a high wither pad offering extra support that may even let your horse re-grow muscles in those hollow areas between shoulders and withers.
Some pads are called Treeless saddle pads but offer no or very little extra padding.
Treeless saddle pads come in various shapes, special high wither versions or flat backed shape, they also vary in materials and prices.
A good comparison is this one: “The best pair of trainers (saddles) are no good if you have cheap or unsuitable insoles"