Barrel racing legend, Martha Josey, has designed – from the tree up – her Ultimate Barrel Saddles to reflect her personal style and preferences to keep you correct, balanced, and in stride with your horse. Travel at the speed of light in the Josey Lightspeed saddle, weighing in at only 17 pounds! Built on the Josey Ultimate tree, we’ve lined synthetic skirting with suede leather to reduce weight for the ultimate lightweight racing saddle. This saddle features the new Rider Buckle – a locking stirrup leather buckle that prevents the sleeve from sliding off the stirrup leather buckle during a run.
Every Josey Ultimate is built with these key features:
Horn: 4” forward slanted horn helps to push down into your turn and pull up coming out of your turn
Center Pocket Seat: for centering and balance keeps rider in stride with the horse
Pay Window Swells: keeps rider in correct position to hold the horn and keeps the horn available
Cantle: keeps you from getting behind the horse’s stride. The seat is dished so you sit in the seat and not on it, allowing you to stay in stride with the horse
Free Swing, Forward Hung Stirrup Leathers: keeps the feet forward preventing the rider from being thrown forward and off balance
Stirrups: 3” wide aluminum rubber grip stirrups for comfort and balance
Ultimate ‘Wood Tree: designed to Josey’s personal style and preferences
“Quality, Craftsmanship, Style… Demand the best – I do! I’ll only ride in a Circle Y because of the way the saddles fit our horses and help riders from beginner to advanced keep a correct seat.” – Martha Josey
Seat Sizes: 13 ½”, 14”, 14 ½”, 15”, 15 ½”, 16”, 17”
Hardware: Copper Berry
Rigging: 7/8 In-Skirt C
Horn: 4” Neck, 1 ¾” Cap
Tree: Ultimate DURAhide™
Regular and Wide
Skirt: 11D X 24″ L
Swell Width: 13”
Cantle Height: 4 ½”
Weight: 17 lbs.
Martha Josey is a living legend within barrel racing through her competitive accomplishments and also through her highly sought after year-round clinics. She is am 11-Time NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer, NFR World Champion 1980, WPRA and NBHA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist Barrel Racer, and Clinician.
Proper saddle fit is first priority. Use these general guidelines to help you decide which tree fit your horse needs. For more detailed information, please view our SaddleFittingGuide-CircleY2016.pdf
Medium: recommended for a horse with a defined wither
Wide: recommended for a horse with a round, or mutton, wither