Me too me too! It's pretty much at the top of my "next to buy" list.
Josepha, would love to hear your comments:
I have a Torsion extra light which is pretty much the same as the Barefoot models in how it sits on the horse. It's great on my round horses, but I'm very wary of it on my more coat-hanger shaped friends, as even with an excellent high wither saddle pad, there will be an area of spinal pressure further back, under my seat, where it sits across a more prominent spine.
I took my Torsion to Xin Jiang to use on the horses I rode there. These horses (descendent of Ghengis Khan's Mongol army) are very angular and mostly have a prominent spine. Despite extra padding in my Haf pad, (and although at first he felt great with the greater shoulder freedom)my horse felt uncomfortable after a while with the pressure under my seat, and I had to change saddles for a long ride.
I've been studying the Ghost saddles and wondering how they would go on these angular horses. What do you think? The construction LOOKS like the saddle is help up off the spine all the way to the back. Does it really work like that?
Seriously considering getting one to ride Harlequin in, as I'm not sure he's entirely ok in the torsion. Any more second hand??
I have not sought the horse of bits, bridles, saddles and shackles,
But the horse of the wind, the horse of freedom, the horse of the dream. [Robert Vavra]