Horse Tack Review

Submit your reviews! We will be giving away a pair of the HandsOn Grooming Gloves for the best review posted from now until November 31st. Please read the November 1, 2016 newsletter for additional information on how to enter.

Circle Y
Flex Lite Omaha & Oregon Saddles
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay

For Sale on Amazon

Manufacturer: Circle Y (View all products by Circle Y)

Model: Flex Lite Omaha & Oregon Saddles (View all Flex Lite Omaha & Oregon Saddles reviews)

Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I had an old Circle Y saddle for years and have loved it but found that my aging wrists did not like lifting it anymore so I investigated the Flex Lites saddles. I ended up finding them on clearance at the Grange in Grants Pass, OR. I bought the Omaha first for $1100.00, then a month later they dropped the prices again and I purchased the Oregon model for $711.00.

Likes: I like the lightness of these saddles, no more aching wrists. The soft leather, seat and fenders were also a plus. They seem to fit my horses much better, especially in combination with my Impact Gel Pads. Since they fit better you don't have to have the cinch as tight, which my horses appreciate.

Dislikes: I should have turned the saddle upside down to really look at the quality. It seems like every point where they could skimp on not putting leather, they didn't. For instance, my old 80's Circle Y was finished throughout, the flex lites have nylon billets and under the cantle and horn it is just tacked up, not solid.

Quality: See above notes. The nylon billets don't have enough holes and they didn't burn the holes through properly so after just a few uses they are already frayed and I will have to replace the whole thing. I know they are trying to make these saddles light but the quality is poor compared to my older Circle Y.

Summary: I'm happy overall with the lightness and the price I paid for these saddles but I think I'd look into Big Horns or other brands next time.

Rating: 4

Author: Wendy Holohan

Date: 2007-07-12

Usefulness Rating: 4.46429 out of 5.
28 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Tex Tan Seminole Trail Saddles
Stage Coach West Bar J Southfork Trail Saddles
CTK Sycamore Creek Saddle TASA016-D Trail Saddles
High Horse trail saddle by Circle Y 2010 trail saddle 3 way rigging Trail Saddles
High Horse Trail Saddle by Circle Y Trail Saddles
Specialized Saddles Endurance and Western style Trail Saddles
Fabtron Lady Trail Supreme Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Gaited Western Endurance Plantation Saddle Trail Saddles
Circle Y Omaha Flex2 Saddle Trail Saddles
Tucker Endurance Trail Saddles
Steele Custom Saddles Mountaineer Trail Saddles
CTK TASA01-A Trail Saddles
Denham Saddlery Plantation saddle with horn Trail Saddles
national bridle lite rider Trail Saddles
Trailwise Endurance Elite Trail Saddles
Shenandoah Trail Saddles
Stonewall Saddle Company Stonewall classic 14 inch Trail Saddles
Fallis Balanced Ride Trail Saddles
Circle Y Trail Gator Endurance Trail Saddles
Simco "Deluxe" trail saddle 8695 Trail Saddles