Videos - Setup Tips & Accessories for Quick Changes

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This series offers tips for setting up and adjusting your Freeform treeless saddle + how to clean your saddle. See how to quickly change up your saddle with our seat bolster or dressage and all-purpose mono flaps. You can also view our videos on our Vimeo channel.

Setting Up Your Freeform Saddle

Got a new Freeform saddle? Watch this for best placement of stirrup leathers and seats; tips for attaching and removing the seat properly and to see standard and short base examples.

    Adjusting for the Crooked Rider

    How to easily adjust your Freeform treeless saddle leathers or fenders to compensate for the rider's crooked hips.


    How To Remove Unused Billet Straps from Freeform Saddles


    Dressage Mono Flap (removable) with Knee Roll

    An innovative design, the dressage mono flap with knee rolls allows you to go from an endurance/trail rider to a dressage/all-purpose rider with either the Freeform Enduro or Ultimate Trail saddle. Note: The Mono flap is not designed for the English style Freeforms, such as the Classic, Elite, Liberty, etc.


    How to Change Up an Enduro Base with Mono Flaps

    Easily give your saddle a new look and purpose with our removable mono flaps. Switch from an endurance/trail rider to a dressage/all-purpose rider with ease. Perfect for the ring or the trail.


    Introducing the Freeform Seat Bolster

    Are you looking for a narrow twist for your Freeform saddle? Introducing our new Freeform Seat Bolster - it works great on all our Freeform saddles and is easy to apply. Simply place it on top of your saddle base, over top of your stirrup leathers, and then replace your seat. Allow a few rides for it to completely take shape. 


    How to Clean Your Freeform Saddle

    Begin wiping down your saddle with a damp cloth to remove any mud or dirt, paying special attention to any crevices and to get under flaps. Let the leather dry and take another dry towel and wipe over the saddle one more time. Once completely dry, use a leather balm (we love Effax leather balm from Germany) with a microfiber towel and rub the balm into the leather in a circular motion. Get into the piping and all areas to thoroughly treat your saddle. Let it sit for an hour or two and apply another layer of leather balm if needed. Once dry, buff with a clean, dry cloth. We recommend a complete cleaning twice a year to extend the durability of your Freeform saddle.


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    • Saddle Spotlights – Take a closer look at some of our most popular saddles – and new additions – to show you the features you’ll love. Just like shopping in person!
    • Saddle Pads - All about pads! From how to clean your pads to how pads help with saddle fitting, our tips cover Skito and Freeform saddle pads.
    • Tips for Gaited Horses – Helpful information for gaited horses. Gaited horses are often a fitting challenge due to their unique shoulder movement. Our saddles work wonderfully with gaited horses.