I’m not one to write online reviews, but I just had to tell you about Paulita and this wonderful saddle.
I have a 5 year old TWH that I ride almost every day. He has big shoulders, a prominent backbone and high withers. Yes, he’s a difficult horse to fit a saddle to. I tried a few different versions of western saddles, English saddles, and a dressage saddle. Nothing worked. My horse got saddle sores, pressure welts, and he was bucking (just in case I didn’t get the message).
I reached out to Paulita under the recommendation of my veterinarian.
My vet had bought a Freeform saddle from Paulita and “couldn’t say enough” about Paulita’s great customer service and the quality and design of the saddle itself. Suffice to say, I agree 100%! Paulita is very knowledgeable and is just the nicest person to deal with. We spent a lot of time discussing what would work best for my horse and I. She helped me put together a saddle that I can honestly say is the most comfortable saddle seat I have EVER sat in. I bought the aptly named “happy ass” seat and the trail saddle. I love the contact I have with the horse, it almost feels as if I’m riding bareback, but it’s a lot more comfortable. The saddle is lightweight and fits my horse like a glove. He has plenty of wither clearance and complete freedom of movement in his shoulder. We have had our Freeform saddle for about two months. We ride almost every day. I am happy to report that my horse is moving beautifully and he has only bucked once under this saddle (he was spooked). I think it’s his little way of saying thank you.
I am certainly grateful to Paulita for her expertise and her kindness. The whole experience was actually fun for me and I feel like I made a new friend. I highly recommend working with Paulita and discovering this incredible saddle for yourself.