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. This saddle has all of Martha’s essential features and Circle Y’s patented Flex2® Josey Ultimate tree for your horse’s freedom of movement. The swell design and 4 1/2″ cantle holds the rider in correct position, keeps horn available, and allows you to stay in stride with the horse. The 4″ forward slanted horn helps to push down into your turn and pull up coming out of the turn and free-swing, forward hung stirrup leathers keeps your feet forward preventing the rider from being thrown forward and off balance. 3-Way Adjustable In-skirt rigging lets you choose which rigging position best suits your horse. Tooled rear billets with brown iron trim. Antique Copper Spot border skirts for an eye-catching sparkling look with short show billets. Faux elephant chocolate seat with dynamic antique finish color.
Flex2® saddles are designed to include comfort features for both the horse and rider that work in synergy with the Flex2® tree. 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!
FLEX2® TREE TECHNOLOGY – FLEXIBLE FOR THE HORSE | LIGHTWEIGHT FOR THE RIDER:
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
Rigging: 3-Way Adjustable
Ultimate Flex2® Tree: designed to Josey’s personal style and preferences
Special features: Built for superior fit, comfort and minimal weight for both horse and rider with Flex® tree. Aluminum stirrups with rubber treads; rawhide braided horn and silver laced cantle; roughout seat jockey and fenders for grip. Close contact skirt shape.
“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
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 Saddle Fit page.
Medium: recommended for a horse with a defined wither
Wide: recommended for a horse with a round, or mutton, wither