The patented Flex2® tree by Circle Y features technology derived from years of saddle fit and craftsmanship. The Flex2® tree conforms to the horse’s back at the tips of the bars, and the saddle skirts have a shock-absorbing neoprene filler for the horse and rider’s comfort. They're lightweight, comfortable for you and your horse, and come in a variety of styles.
Circle Y Softee™ leather is used for the seat jockeys and fenders of some saddles. It provides a ready-to-ride, broke-in feel right from the start, which reduces the rider’s knee and ankle strain.
In a treeless saddle, you can look to improve your times, increase your horse's comfort, and be closer to your horse? Many riders have made the switch to a Tammy Fischer treeless barrel saddle and committed to the treeless life. Each Circle Y treeless barrel saddle is made with the top insights from champion barrel racer Tammy Fischer. Not only will your horse enjoy complete freedom of movement, but you’ll enjoy feeling his every move this ultimate close contact ride.
The difference is in the “rock” of the trees. The rock is the contour of the bar of the tree, and the back of the horse or mule, from front to back. Typically, mules have a straight back with very little rock. They inherit this conformation trait from their donkey parent. Horses have more contour or sway in their back when compared to a mule. Horses can range from straight-backed (some may use mule trees) to extreme rock (swaybacked).
Seat size is highly subjective and depends on your height, weight, body type, type of saddle, riding discipline, and personal preference. We always recommend a little extra room in the seat over a seat that’s too snug. For more information, click Read More.
Tucker created the ErgoBalance™ stirrup (EBS) design as added comfort for your saddle. What makes these stirrups so great is the angled cone which helps keep a rider balanced in the saddle and decreases knee and ankle fatigue. The large end of the cone goes towards the horse. Read more for an image.
That's a great question! Julie Goodnight saddles are popular among riders of all ages and genders, they're very comfortable and have a lot of great features that benefit all riders. Anyone can ride in a Julie Goodnight saddle and love the design. We've found that a lot of women, men, and English crossover riders love the narrow twist, equitation style position, and padded seats of the Julie Goodnight models.
Yes, the Maverick Buckstitch breast collar uses stainless steel hardware.
Great question! Those are made to order so that they have information on your exact model, we do not keep them in stock. Authentication Certificates can still be ordered even though they show as Out of Stock, this generally takes 2-3 business days.