Manufacturer: Circle Y (View all products by Circle Y)
Model: Flagstaff Flex-Lite Trail (View all Flagstaff Flex-Lite Trail reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: I bought this saddle from a near-by tack store. I thought the flex-tree would give my horse more freedom of movement. I was also looking for an alternative to a heavy western saddle. I searched the internet and the tack store matched a price of $1450 brand new.
Likes: This is a very comfortable saddle to ride in. I can go on long rides without stiffening in my knees. It's only 26 lbs, which is much more manageable for be then the heavier conventional western saddles. The leather was very soft and felt "broke in". The saddle is really beautiful and I just couldn't resist it!
Dislikes: My horse is high in the withers and the saddle never really fit him correctly. I thought it would flex to his shape but it seems to lean to one side and I'm getting uneven sweat marks. Although it may be conforming to his shape it's causing me to feel lopsided in the saddle. I tried it on my Appaloosa mare whose conformation is a bit better. I still felt like I was sinking on the left side. I don't know if the flexible tree is getting worn although I have only had the saddle for 6 mths.
Quality: The construction and quality are good. The leather is beautiful and soft. I do have my doubts about the longevity and practicality of a flexible tree.
Summary: I wish I could trade this for a conventional saddle. I would prefer to deal with the extra weight then to feel like I have to adjust to an uneven ride. I don't think I would try another flexible tree saddle, but I would buy another Circle Y saddle because it is very comfortable.
Author: Linda S - NJ
Usefulness Rating: 2.92857 out of 5.
14 reader(s) voted.
Simco "Deluxe" trail saddle 8695 Trail Saddles
Circle y Alabama trail gaitor Trail Saddles
Jason McKenzie 1 / Wade saddle Trail Saddles
Huber Training saddle Trail Saddles
Fabtron Easy Rider Trail Trail Saddles
CTK TASO 18 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Gaited wide tree Trail Saddles
ABETTA TRINITY SERENITY SYNTHETIC ENDURANCE SADDLE Trail Saddles
Wyoming Saddlery 16" Draft Custom Trail Saddles
DIXIELAND GAITED SADDLE Butterfly Skirt Roughout Trail Saddles
J. Stead Saddles.com Rose Wade Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles LIGHT RIDER BUTTERFLY EXTRA WIDE GAITED FIT Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Sadles TASO 16 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Round Skirt Western Trail Trail Saddles
Dixieland Custom Butterfly Western Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Leon Liversage Trailrider Trailrider Haboob Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Custom made Endurance saddle with horn Trail Saddles
Mr. Saddle TReeless - Giraffe pattern Trail Saddles
Liberty Bell Leather Dakota 75 series gaited saddle Trail Saddles