Horse Tack Review


Circle Y
Topeka Flex Lite Trail Saddle
Trail Saddles

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Manufacturer: Circle Y
Model: Topeka Flex Lite Trail Saddle
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle through valleyvet.com and paid $1299. I also received a free matching headstall, reins, and breast collar. I purchased this saddle for 2 reasons: 1) My horse has been having some issues with his back so wanted a light weight saddle that would form to his back (weighs 22lbs)and 2) I have a Circle Y flex lite show saddle and love it.

Likes: What I like: The weight. Only 22 lbs. I checked. Comfortable seat. Good, quality construction. The tree is a flex lite so conforms to my horses back. I don't have any problems with it rolling or slipping.

Dislikes: What I dislike: I do a lot of showing and as such depend on my equitation to be perfect. The first 2 rides or so I had a hard time keeping my legs under me. The saddle had me sitting a little farther back in the seat than I'm used to which forced my legs a little forward. I understand though that this is a trail saddle and is designed for comfort and not equitation. My Circle Y show saddle is an equitation seat so I prefer that seat over this one and had hoped it would have been the same. It is still comfortable to sit on though. It isn't hard. Within a couple of rides I got used to the feel and learned to correct my position to have my legs under me (just like every rider should regardless of discipline :-) )

Quality: Stylish border-tooled, all leather trail saddle features a Bay Apache seat. Tree: Flex Lite with 3-way in-skirt riggings. Tie strap and off billet. Swell width: 13". Gullet width: 6 3/4" (semi bar tree) or 7 1/4" (full bar or wide tree). Cantle height: 4". Horn: 3 1/4" neck, 1 7/8" cap. Skirt: 27 1/4" L x 13 1/2" D. Approximate weight: 22 lbs.

Summary: In short, I would recommend this saddle for day to day use. It is light weight which makes it better for the horse and easier for the rider to place on the horse. I have purchased several Circle Y saddles over the last 17 years and have found the construction and quality to be outstanding. Reasonably priced too.

Rating: 4

Author: Puzzle's Owner

Date: 2006-05-22

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