How the Demo Process Works
Your demo model is expected to be ridden in; however, please take care to avoid non-typical wear and abuse or you will be charged an additional $110 demo fee.
Horse & Rider Information Required to get Your Demo Started:
Although treeless saddles are flexible and able to fit many shapes without any alteration, sometimes more is needed. A simple shim can ensure the rider is balanced, which helps them have an effortless and pain-free ride as well as helps the horse develop good musculature from a free-swinging gait and no impediment from a hard tree or a tipped rider.
In general, with the latest base and panels, the saddle will maintain a good spine channel clearance over 200lbs. But different riding styles and disciplines will affect how well you and your horse will do treeless at higher rider weights. We have 200lbs casual riders doing quite well. For endurance, I think an upper limit of 185lbs is reasonable, but that can vary. I would be more cautious for jumping.
Example photos (thank you Ashley!)
Once you have demo'ed a GHOST and seen for yourself how amazing they are, we can put together the perfect order for you via phone or email.
The demo period is 14 days so that you have the time necessary to ensure the saddle works for both you and your horse.
A surcharge of $5.00/day beyond the 14-day demo period will be assessed unless approved in advance. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need additional time, my priority is that you have the saddle long enough to properly try it out to be sure of your purchase decision.
Please remove the girth after riding to avoid strong wear marks at each hole. Before returning the saddle, please clean sweat, dust, and horse hair off with a damp cloth or a strip of packing tape. Use the saddle cover provided to provide protection when not in use.
Most demo saddles may be purchased, so every saddle going out is either brand new or may have been demoed once. Before paying to demo, please contact me to make sure there isn't a waiting list for a certain model. When we've identified the right model for you and your horse, and it's availability, use the demo request form below to request it. After payment is received, the saddle and accessories will be shipped the next business day in most cases. You're welcome to request any accessories, even stirrups if needed although I don't sell them so they'd have to be returned.
I generally ship via UPS ground which can take from 2-4 days depending how far you are from Colorado.
NOTE: Prices are subject to change based upon the Euro to dollar exchange rate.
Please contact Amanda at email@example.com so we can get you set up with a demo that works for both you and your equine!