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1581 Alabama Trail Gaiter® Saddle

1581 Alabama Trail Gaiter® Saddle


Or Est. 12 payments of $165.83

**Interest is accrued during the promotional periods, but all interest is waived if the purchase balance is paid in full within 12 month. Minimum of $750 cart total.

Ride for hours enjoying the comfort of a soft, Impact Foam seat and soft leather while knowing your horse is just as comfortable because of the Flex2® tree. This saddle will free your gaited horse to perform his unique gait, while the short skirt won’t get in his way.

The Alabama is the most popular option because of the all-day comfort it provides. The 3-Way adjustable in-skirt rigging lets you position the rigging to suit your individual horse. The angled rear dee is great for securing your saddle when traveling over rough terrain. EBS – ErgoBalance stirrups tilt the stirrup to eliminate torque on the rider’s knees and ankles for increased comfort and promote balanced riding. Stainless steel hardware resists rust and corrosion and six sets of strings to tie all your gear.

Flex2® saddles are designed to include comfort features for both the horse and rider that work in synergy with the Flex2® tree, and are designed for riders for all sizes – including those who need a 17” seat size. Only Circle Y has the exclusive Flex2® tree design which uses a rigid ground seat for rider support, a high density bar which disperses rider weight, and low density bar which is against the horse and provides give for freedom of movement.  This results in a lightweight saddle that will never get wider over time, flex in half, or overflex to create pressure points if properly fitted. Give yourself and your horse the lightweight comfort you’ve been craving!

Proper saddle fit is first priority. Use these general guidelines to help you decide which tree fit your horse needs.
Medium: recommended for a horse with a defined wither
Wide: recommended for a horse with a round, or mutton, wither

Need help with Saddle Fit? Fit your horse like a pro with our Saddle Fitting Made Simple guide.


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Ride for hours enjoying the comfort of a soft seat and soft leather while knowing your horse is just as comfortable because of the Flex2® tree. This saddle will free your gaited horse to perform his unique gait, while the short skirt won’t get in his way.

Trail Gaiter® features: Regular Oil, Walnut or Black finish; Black Grainout or Black Suede seat leather; regular or wide tree width. Impact Foam seating; 3/4 dropped C rigging; Neo-shock skirt; Ergo Balance stirrups. Silver on silver wire edge with balls concho trim.

Seat Sizes: 14”, 15”, 16”, 17”
Silver: Silver on Silver Wire Edge with Balls
Tooling: Spider Border
Rigging: 3-Way Adjustable In-skirt with angled rear dee
Horn: 3 ½” Neck, 2 ¼” Cap
Tree: Flex2® Trail Gaiter® Regular and Wide
Skirt: 10” D x 25” L • Swell: 13”
Cantle: 4” • Weight: 26 lbs.
Black grainout or black suede seat

Additional information

Tree Type

Flex2 Trail Gaiter Regular and Wide

Swell Width




Cantle Height



26 pounds

Seat Material

Black Grainout, Black Suede


10" D x 25" L


Spider Border


3-Way Adjustable In-skirt with Angled Rear Dee


3 1/2" Neck x 2 1/4" Cap


Silver on Silver Wire Edge with Balls


Walnut, Regular Oil, Black

Seat Size

14", 15", 16", 17"


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Circle Y Saddles is America’s Leading Saddle Brand. Circle Y’s innovative products reflect the current trends in design and are ahead of the industry in technology.

Circle Y started hand crafting saddles in 1960 in the small Texas town of Yoakum. Still located there, Circle Y continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on.

Circle Y saddles and tack are sold through a network of authorized dealers.

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Circle Y Saddles
PO Box 271, 1708 N. South St.
Yoakum, Texas 77995

Phone: 800-531-3600
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