Freeform Extreme Ultimate Trail Saddle

New design. Our most popular saddle! Wonderful gel seat fits a woman's pelvic bones. Men love it too. Puts you in a balanced position - and keeps you in the saddle for many hours of riding. You'll love the comfort and security of it.

Center fire rigging along with interchangeable dressage girthing is included on this saddle base - allowing you to choose the rigging you need. The base is built up under the rider's seat to allow for even weight distribution.  A great choice for heavier riders.

To demo this saddle, or to ensure the correct size/fit for horse and rider, please call us at (540) 271-4577 and we'll be happy to assist you.


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Freeform EXTREME Ultimate Trail Treeless Saddle

The Freeform Ultimate Trail is our best selling saddle - its incredible comfort and security make it a favorite seat for trail, distance riding, and endurance!

We even have high level Dressage riders using this saddle - riders and trainers report that they find this saddle extremely balanced.

Wonderful Gel Seat Fits a Woman's Pelvic Bones. Men Love it Too.

After many years of riding, I wanted to design a comfy saddle for my older body. I worked for a few years on prototypes of different seat styles. Finally, I’ve come up with what I think is the perfect seat! A wonderful gel seat that fits a woman’s pelvic bones. Turns out men love it too. It’s wide in the seat, narrow in the twist and high in the cantle with soft gel poleys. This seat will keep you in the saddle for many hours of riding. I’m in love with the comfort and security of it. Even though I designed it for women, men are loving it too!

You can also purchase the seat separately. (Note this seat runs small; plan to size up one. See more information in the Sizing sections.)

Enjoy the Trail with Comfort & Balance

Your leg will drape lightly against the side of your horse. You will feel extremely balanced and comfortable in this beautiful Italian made saddle specifically created by Paulita for distance riding.

With only the lightest of leg and seat aids, you can achieve the communication that we all strive towards. This saddle puts you, the rider, in a balanced position that combines comfort with superb craftsmanship.

It is fully adjustable to fit most horses and riders. Try one out... you will love it and your horse will love it.


  • The most comfortable seat on the market
  • Includes choice of either 2” wave leathers or western fenders
  • Interchange billet system to achieve the correct girth placement
  • The best quality Italian leather and craftsmanship

Note from Paulita:

I designed the Ultimate Trail Saddle in 2015. It quickly became our most popular saddle. Loved by thousands. It personally has changed how long I’m able to ride and my comfort level. Long walks no longer hurt my lower back in this incredible seat. No matter if I’m posting all afternoon or gaiting down the trail, it is comfortable. It will fit you like a glove. The Wave leathers help my knees by not twisting them in a place of pain. Honestly, I think we are riding all day in a LazyBoy recliner.

Ultimate Trail Treeless Saddle Video Overview

Saddle Base Sizes

  • Standard 22” Base - Fits all seat sizes
  • Shortback 20” Base - Fits seats up 18"
  • EXTRA Shortback 18” Base - Fits up to a 17” seat

** PLEASE NOTE: The Ultimate Trail seat does NOT run in a normal sizing - sizing is based on rider height and weight. If you are in a 17, you will need to bump up to a 18. For instance, I’m 5’6” and 145 (most of the time) I ride comfortable in a 18 Ultimate trail seat. Usually I would be in a 17 or 17.5”. Please see below for more information on measuring for your seat size.

Choosing the Correct Seat Size for the Ultimate Trail Extreme Saddle

The primary consideration for the rider of a treeless saddle is the seat size.

** PLEASE NOTE: The Ultimate Trail seat does NOT run in a normal sizing. Sizing is based on rider height and weight. Please call us at 540-271-4577 for sizing assistance.

The Ultimate Trail is available in seat size 16.5” – 20”.

If you are in a 17, you will need to bump up to a 18. For instance, I’m 5’6” and 145 (most of the time) I ride comfortably in a 18 Ultimate trail seat. Usually I would be in a 17 or 17.5”.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Dawn Keeler
My second Ultimate Trail Saddle

The fact that this is my second Ultimate Trail saddle says it all. I have two horses and I purchased a second saddle so that both horses could be ridden at the same time should the occasion arise. The saddle is lightweight, streamlined, and comfortable for both me and my horses. I love being able to position the stirrups where they are most comfortable for me and there are multiple rigging options to accommodate different backs and body types. To top it off customer service is excellent.