Freeform Pathfinder PJ

Introducing the new Pathfinder PJ - inspired by Jeff. Superb comfort and security with added knee roll and pommel. Center fire rigging is great with Gaited horses. Comfy seat for trail riding. Ride downhill with ease.

Stocked in many different color combinations. Contact us to see what's in stock. Custom colors available. I’m so happy with this saddle, I added my initials to it!

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 Pathfinder PJ - Treeless Saddle for Gaited Horses, Trail Riding and Endurance

This stunning new saddle design has all the standard Freeform options - plus a few extras. Made for both gaited and non gaited horses.

Superb Comfort & Beauty - Knee Roll Adds Extra Security

The Pathfinder PJ was inspired by my partner Jeff. He wanted a knee roll and I wanted to add center fire rigging as an option. The seat is about as comfy as it can get, with the security of the pommel and knee roll. You'll ride beautifully balanced in this saddle. Its beauty and quality Italian craftsmanship make this saddle a dream come true.

A Wonderful Treeless Saddle for the Gaited Horse

We are enjoying this saddle on our gaited horses. The center fire rigging has come in handy on our Tennesse Walking Horses (TWHs). Contact me for more info on fitting your gaited horse. I'm happy to help.

Beautiful Color Combinations

The Pathfinder PJ color combinations below are in stock now. Looking for something different? We are happy to send out a packet of color samples if you're choosing to do a custom color saddle. Many options are available. Please allow 8 weeks for custom order saddles to arrive. Sunflower tooling extra charge of $110.00

Note from Paulita:

I couldn’t be happier with the Pathfinder PJ. Not only does it have a comfy seat and security in the pommel, but the rider is very balanced. We also added new fitting options for the horse. As I’ve gotten older I want more security, as many of my clients have requested too. Jeff requested that I add some type of a knee roll to the Pathfinder. He wanted something to keep his leg comfortable going down hill and while gaiting. That knee roll idea of Jeff’s is AWESOME! Yes indeed, we now have a saddle I’m so happy with that I added my initials to it!

Video Overview - Pathfinder PJ - Treeless Saddle for Gaited & Non-Gaited Horses

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Terry Banister
It feels like I'm riding a sofa!

I love saddles, especially Freeform saddles! I already had five saddles (three Freeform) for one horse, but I was curious about the new Pathfinder PJ Freeform. So I sold two of my plain black saddles and special ordered a custom-colored PJ straight from Italy. What fun! The PJ is beautiful, and I especially love it for slow, all-day rides where my butt is in the seat the whole time. It feels like I’m riding a sofa! I also appreciate the raised pommel for attaching bags and water bottles so they don’t bounce on the horse’s shoulders.

Shawn J.
So comfortable and secure!

I had a tough time fitting my Icelandic gelding. He wasn't a fan of the treed saddles we tried, but really moved well with the Freeform PJ. Paulita spent so much time watching how he moved and experimenting with padding to get us an option that fit his downhill conformation and major shoulder movement. He and I both love it! It is by far the most comfortable saddle I've ever sat in. And the knee rolls are great for going down hills. We've put hundreds of miles on this saddle together now, and the rigging has kept it secure through even the most rugged terrain. I highly recommend the PJ!

Liz G.
Great for young horses!

I was looking for a saddle for my young and flighty Arabian that was secure and comfortable. Despite having been professionally fitted to her she developed small white patches from another saddle. The PJ fits her great, no more white patches and is VERY secure even when she does some crazy spook and buck maneuvers! She is slowly growing into her body, but is still mildly downhill so I usually ride with a breast collar and crupper, but I've been experimenting without them and the PJ stays in place perfectly! Thanks for making an awesome saddle!

Kim B.
Love my PJ!

Just want to say how much I love my PJ! I use it on both my recreational/trail bred paso finos. I have a ton of trail miles and hours on the saddle now. No sore backs and spines are dry. Perfect sweat pattern every time. The saddle is secure and oh so comfy. Most businesses these days need customer service lessons from Paulita. Her customer service is top notch. She responded quickly and spent A LOT of time answering all of my questions. She also created and sent a couple of different saddle pads for me to try until we found just the right one to work the build of my horses. The investment in a PJ or any of the Freeform Saddles is worth every dime. Thank you Paulita.