Manufacturer: Ortho Flex (View all products by Ortho-Flex)
Model: Cyclone Barrel Racing Saddle (View all Cyclone Barrel Racing Saddle reviews)
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: I waited for years to get an Orthoflex saddle, I break and train horses and needed one that would fit different breeds with out extra padding to make it work. I found one on Craigslist for $850.00 and it worked GREAT. The deep seat is secure and comfortable, dropped rigging keeps the bunching up under my leg to a minimum and the free swing of the stirrups allows freedom . The saddle is light, easy to lift. I Love the saddles deep seat for security in case the horse should decide to unload me the first few rides! The flex system allows me to take it off a wide back quarter horse and put it on a narrower large pony instead of saddle swapping all day. My safety is also dependant on how well the saddle fits the horse, green horses overreact and with the way the flex panels fit , I have one less worry about discomfort causing a wreck!
Likes: flex panels that fit a wide range of backs the short build of the barrel saddle allows me to use on short backed hard to fit horses. deep secure seat that is very comfortable free swing stirrups with out binding or catching muli purpose use for trails, barrel racing or pole bending or breaking light and easy to lift over your head
Dislikes: the only thing I could possibly say that I do not like about this saddle is that i don't have another one! No complaints whatsoever!
Quality: sturdy well made saddle, excellent quality workmanship. This is not a new model and is made by the original company while owned by Len Brown.
Summary: for breaking and training, barrel racing, trails , or you just want deep secure seat and comfort with ability to fit a wide range of horses combined with light weight and short rounded skirt , you can empty out your tack room and have just one saddle that will work for all!
Author: Gayle Bowlby
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
20 reader(s) voted.
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