Barefoot Happy Valley Treeless Saddles
Comfortable for horse AND rider for endurance and trail!
The Barefoot Saddlery 'Happy Valley' Treeless Saddles were developed after listening to rider's feedback, who wanted a sheepskin saddle that would not cause problems for the horse's back while still providing the unbeatable comfort of a genuine sheepskin saddle.
Exclusive rigging system: Two girth straps run through and over padding made of soft leather to avoid coat irritation - or even worse - pressure points on the sensitive belly; (Dressage girth is required).
- Sheepskin saddle with VPS system
- 4 D-rings - conchos - leather strings
- No pressure points under stirrup attachment
- Genuine sheepskin combined with Nubuck leather
- Adapts to the horse
- Comfortable and secure seating
- Standard wide pommel - exchangeable
- Exclusive rigging system
- 1.5" English Stirrup Attachment Piece can be positioned as needed
The structures of the
Barefoot Happy Valley are consistent in quality to all other Barefoot Saddles: The saddle offers the same protection for the horse and the same flexibility. The integrated VPS system protects the horse's back from pressure points and allows the saddle to adapt to the horse's movement, allowing muscle development instead of bruising. This allows the rider to use this saddle just like normal, with leathers or fenders and free from any restrictions.
For all riders who want to feel safe in the saddle without feeling restricted! The 'Happy Valley' seat is super soft with its thick layer of incorporated foam padding ensuring the rider a secure, embedded seat. You won't want to get out of this saddle, as it provides more than support - 'surrounding' the rider softly and securely for a fantastic feeling! The thigh support and the cantle support at the back of the seat are made of foam - there is no stiff, hard cantle at the back of the seat.
A soft, anatomically shaped cushion is secured (Velcro) under the genuine sheepskin seat. This makes the seat even more comfortable, and easier on the hips as it gives the saddle more of a twist ensuring the rider does not sit too wide.
Real sheepskin is used for the seat of the Barefoot Happy Valley Saddles. Sheepskin has many good properties as a natural product. The sheepskin ensures an even temperature, absorbs moisture instantly and releases it 7 times faster than synthetic fibers. Sheepskin naturally has a disinfecting property, is odor-neutralizing and dirt-repellent. This self-cleaning power is amplified in the fresh air so it is beneficial to remove it from the base and shake it out sometimes. This reduces dust and dirt and airs out the fur at the same time. To remove more intensive dirt you can gently comb out first and if needed rub with a wet cloth. The coat is durable and stays beautiful for many years.
If the sheepskin seat should become completely soaked with water, it should be taken off the saddle and drying separately. Do not dry in the sun or on the heater because this will make the fur brittle.
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The Barefoot Western Special Saddle Pad and the Barefoot Western Physio Saddle Pad are designed to go with the Happy Valley Treeless Saddle.
The Barefoot Happy Valley saddle with its sheepskin seat is not returnable or exchangeable, or available for our week long saddle trial program.