Ghost Saddle Design


For thousands of years, people rode bareback or used lambskin or wool
blankets. Treed saddles weren't common until the middle ages, when
horses went to battle with knights sitting tight in saddles with high
fronts and rears, to prevent being tipped out of the saddle by a lance.
Early nomads rode for days on their treeless saddles, 2 cushions on 
both sides of the spine, held together with leather straps and covered
by decorative saddle covers.
Saddles pictured date from approximately 300 BC.


Ghost saddles are a modern version of these ancient saddles. It has been completely redesigned by a team of leading Treeless Saddle experts. It is an extremely versatile saddle which fits a variety of horses. The Ghost saddle is very stable even on the most difficult to fit horses and has very good spinal clearance and weight distribution created by the use of soft Sympanova panels which creates airflow and breathability. These panels have special foam inserts, which can be added to, if necessary, with additional shims. These panels are movable in position to create the best fit for each horse.

Customer pictures: Ghost - the saddles that isn't there! Here's a great video on the Australian dealer's FB page.

The base - the core of your  GHOST saddle - is made from layers of strong and flexible material.   

  • Micropell (synthetic leather)
  • Montecchio (fabric from Nylon and Polyurethane)
  • Carbon (reinforcements around the stirrup- and rigging)
  • Biothane Granite (belting)
  • Steel (1mm inside the arch) standard, thicker steel for high withered, narrow horses
  • Stainless steel for rings and studs

The special V girthing system is also adjustable in its position on the horse.  The overall structure of the saddle is self adjusting to each horse and therefore suits many different shapes/sizes/breed of horse, which is great if you have more than one horse to ride! Click here
for more images.

The saddle can be used with either traditional English
style leathers or fenders that slip onto a 2.5cm /1" leather.
Two positions are available - the center 2 rings in the
Ghost base pictured here.


Ghost Treeless Saddle features:

The Ghost has more "twist” to the seat than other treeless saddles which means less stress on the hips. 
It has a very close contact feel.
•The supportive seat allows you to sit in the correct shoulder-hip-heel position without force. 
•Stirrup and girth rigging are built into the side plates of the base, not hung over the spine. 
The panels can be adjusted and also filled with different or extra material. 
Thigh rolls in either a GP or dressage angle offer support and rider security without getting in the way.
The girth straps are adjustable in position and make the saddle very stable. 
It is light weight (5 - 5.5 kilos, 10-11 pounds)
There are no hard parts, the saddle is flexible to adapt to the shape of the horse throughout the stride. 
Two stirrup positions to support either a GP or dressage riding style.
Manufactured in Europe (Italy) from environmentally friendly leather, no child labor involved.
The seats are interchangeable to any style you like as long as it is the same size base.
A choice of materials including Nubuck, Oiled Nubuck, leather, wool, sheepskin and two synthetic materials are available
Available in three sizes, Standard (adult ~18"), Piccolo (small adult ~17") and Bambini (child ~16")
Very well priced for quality, workmanship and design.

Demo and purchase:

We have a 10 day demo program so you spend enough time riding in the saddle to make sure it works for both you and your horse. Once you have demoed a Ghost and seen for yourself how amazing they are, we can put together the perfect order for you via phone or email. Or use the product selection on the saddle pages. Demo models come with a return shipping label.

A non-custom saddle can be returned in NEW condition (please wrap stirrup leathers and remove girth from rigging after each use) with response via email or phone within 10 days for full refund less shipping and $100 restocking fee.  If you have ordered a customized saddle (other than black/brown, leather or oiled nubuck, standard or economy models), I will be happy to help you sell it.

Ghost is willing to customize various items like extra D rings. I recommend an extra pair of D's in the front for breast collar attachments as I always suggest attaching them as low as possible. I will default this request in my orders, so if you don't want the extra rings, let me know. And if you want more, just describe and we'll get them put on. Keep in mind that customization in design, color, or materials means the saddle can't be returned, so I highly recommend demoing to make sure the saddle will work for you and your horse before going too crazy with options!

NOTE: Prices are subject to change based upon the Euro to dollar exchange rate.

Last Updated: 4/9/2018