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Freeform Ultimate Trail Treeless Saddle

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Our most popular saddle! Wonderful gel seat fits a woman's pelvic bones. 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.
Our Price: $2,415.00

Product Code: FF-ULTIMATE

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Freeform Ultimate Trail Treeless Saddle - Endurance, Trail or Dressage

The Freeform Ultimate Trail is our best selling saddle - Best Selling Treeless Trail Saddle - The Ultimate Trail by Freeformits 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 that Fits a Woman's Pelvic Bones

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. 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.

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

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 the Sizing / Measurements tab for more information on measuring for your seat size.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Most comfortable saddle for horse and rider! July 23, 2019
Reviewer: Liz Grimshaw from Evergreen, CO  
I LOVE my freeform ultimate trail saddle and so does my horse. My little Arabian mare used to buck at every canter cue and try to bite, she has extremely sensitive and thin skin and she forms white patches if you look at her funny (she formed a white patch after a bite from another horse). This is our second endurance season in the FreeForm and she loves it, she has a beautiful canter now with no bucking or biting, her white patches have disappeared and we just did our first 100 together with perfect scores on her back and zero rubbing issues!! We did have a little bit of a learning curve figuring out the correct pad, but now Cricket will not tolerate being ridden in any other saddle. It is also by far the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in, I spent 19 hours and 100 miles in it and was barely sore the next day!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Best comfort & contact I've ever experienced March 22, 2019
Reviewer: Sarah Langham from Newport, NC  
When I hosted a hoof clinic in 2017 and invited Paulita to join in, she brought her beautiful display of Freeform saddles, and I ended up sitting in her Ultimate trail saddle.

It was amazing , the comfort and close contact I had with my horse was the best I'd ever experienced.  The ultimate is flapless and my horse was so alert and responsive to my aides-  I loved it!!   I now own 2 Freeforms.  I still ride my hi-withered mare in the Freeform Elite Dressage saddle,  but my shorter backs and lower withers I usually ride in the Freeform Ultimate Trail saddle now.  My Vet is also impressed with her Freeform. Her saddlebred is a much different horse since she has been riding in a Freeform - His back has changed shape and he has muscled up where he was lacking before.  I highly recommend these saddles, and I think my horses do too!🐴

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Freeform Ultimate Trail March 4, 2019
Reviewer: Edie Brogan from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin  
I am ADDICTED to this saddle!? My main mount is a very wide, half-draft. This saddle is high-profile enough to not add undesirable width under my legs, which is a bonus - especially since my left hip replacement in 2016. I am a full-time horsemanship trainer/instructor, specializing in trail-training and obstacle/sensory work, given my three decades of mounted police experience. This saddle is the MOST comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in! In addition to the high profile, the "Happy Ass" seat is beyond belief comfort for hours in the sadde. My assistant trainer (she owns one, too - as does her husband now!) and I find it to be very stable on even the steepest of hills.  I have recommended this saddle to just about every woman I know - unparalleled comfort and stability in a treeless saddle and of course, my horses agree!

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