Ortho-Flex
Caliente
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Ortho-Flex
Model: Caliente
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: Found this on Ebay used for 1500. Needed (ahem) a larger seated saddle.

Likes: This is one of the older orthoflex from Nevada MO. It is extremely comfortable, the horn slopes out away from you and yet the seat has a nice pocket for security. The formed padded rolls at the swells of the pommel make a nice padded secure area for going down very steep hills along with the freely swinging fenders easy on the knees! It has double rigging and a cheyenne roll, and is very good to fit a TW, a QH and a mule. Excellent soft leather and just a easy chair kind of ride with security and a good fit for a variety of animals...lovely to ride.

Dislikes: Without a center shim, it cannot fit a very old swaybacked QH here, but have not found any saddle that will, without shimming where his sway is rather pronounced. Truly, we like the saddle very well all around.

Quality: Top quality leather, properly balanced and fitted, tooling etc properly done, too. We have not had to do anything to this saddle other than routine leather conditioning and have had it for years.

Summary: These are top on the line leather and a unique tree design that works as intended. The particular style of the seat is secure but luxurious feeling... a little different to look at but certainly a marvelous investment in a fine used saddle.

Rating: 5

Author: long rider

Date: 2007-06-16

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
6 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery All Around Saddle Trail Saddles
Big. Horn Buckaroo. Flex saddle #1694 Trail Saddles
Fred Hook slick fork Trail Saddles
Tahoe Tack Tahoe Bad to the Bone Pleasure Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Billy Cook 1779 Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply The Legend Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Crest Ridge Saddlery Sinclair Lite Plantation Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Saddles SSC005 Trail Saddles
Tennessean Endurance Trail Leather Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly light rider wide tree Trail Saddles
rs saddlery training saddle Trail Saddles
High Horse by Circle Y Eldorado Trail Saddles
Sharon Saare Endurance/Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Sommer saddle Spirit Trail Saddles
Brenda Imus 4 Beat Trail Saddles
Henry Miller Saddle Endurance 105 Trail Saddles
Wintec Pro Stock CS with Swinging Fenders Trail Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy