I purchased the Wave Freefrom back in August (7 months ago). Sorry it has taken so long to give you an update of the saddle, but actually I am glad I have had this long to really ride in it before reporting.
I love this saddle!! My horses seem to love this saddle as well. I admit it did take me a good 2 months before I really felt comfortably secure in it though. But it was so comfortable for both me and my horses that I was determined to get to that point. Now, we ride everywhere in this saddle–up steep hills, down them, through creeks, trotting, cantering and arena work outs.
I noticed right away that my quarter horse’s stride was much freer in this saddle—she takes longer strides as I am sure that she no longer feels the “confinement” of her shoulders that conventional saddles cause. I always check her back after long rides and there is no soreness. As for me, I can last quite awhile in the saddle and there is no low back pain or “butt” soreness at the end of the ride–or during the ride for that matter! I do use the trail stirrups with the saddle.
Thank you for your assistance with this purchase. I will certainly purchase another one, if need be. I have had a few compliments on the saddle and I tell all what kind it is and that we love it! Yes, the price of these saddles are more than some, but I have tested some of those and the Freeform is well worth the money spent on it and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of a treeless saddle.