Manufacturer: Circle Y (View all products by Circle Y)
Model: Topeka Flex Lite Trail Saddle #1651-8601-04 (View all Topeka Flex Lite Trail Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: Saddle purchased from horsesaddleshop.com at the cost of $1395.94. I decided on this particular saddle after reading Horse Tack Reviews, which were very helpful. I thought the easy-turn stirrups and cushy seat would best accommodate my knee and spine sensitivities, not to mention it being a comfortable saddle for my horse.
Likes: The seat is wonderful and the stirrups were easy to turn. I like the light weight as well (22lbs). However, my favorite feature of this saddle is now the Apache seat. I was trail riding and encountered an escaped bull, who proceeded to target my mare and therefore charged us numerous times. My horse was really twisting and turning to evade that bull; the extra grip feature of the Apache seat helped me to stay on her (longer):>).
Dislikes: I would have liked leather, rather than nylon, for the tie strap and off billet. Other than that, I've no complaints about this saddle.
Quality: This is an all leather saddle, very well made and super comfortable. It has a Flex Lite tree with 3-way in-skirt riggings. The semi-bar tree fits my quarter horse well. The horn is 3 1/4". I have large hands,but this horn is easy for me to grasp, which I found to be pretty darn handy while being charged repeatedly by a bull....
Summary: I would heartily recommend this saddle for any trail rider! This saddle didn't slip the slightest bit during our wild encounter with the bull and I am thankful for that. It is crazy-incredible how comfortable it is too. Not to mention it is one beautiful saddle. I love richness of the walnut color.
Author: JaneyZip's owner
Usefulness Rating: 4 out of 5.
35 reader(s) voted.
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