Thousands of people make saddles, I make saddles work! If you've been chasing the saddle-fitting Monkey and your're about broke, THEN YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
WITH ORTHO-FLEX, I saddled most of the top ROPERS in this industry in the 1990's. My NEWER saddles are even better, but I don't send one out without a ProtecTOR ROPER Pad THAT REPLACED THE ORTHO-FLEX SYSTEM. When I put a patented system in the ORTHO-FLEX ROPING Saddle, it costs thousands TO FIX YOUR HORSE'S BACK PROBLEMS. I sat down and created the CorrecTOR Patented Saddling SYSTEM in a PAD so anyone can fix their horse's problems FOR 4 hundred+ and keep on Roping. The Newer Version is a $30 UPGRADE called the PROTECTOR>. I'm NOT HOLDING YOU UP by making you buy a NEW SADDLE to FIX YOUR PROBLEMS. With the PROTECTOR's PATENTED SYSTEM, you can keep the saddle you have, save 1,000's until you're ready to step-up to the best for you and your horse: My BLACK MESA TREE in a well thought-out ROPING SADDLE IS THE BEST.
CLAY COOPER TRIED IT LAST SPRING for 30 days AND COULD SEE A DIFFERENCE. HIS CACTUS SADDLE NOW HAS MY ROPER TREE IN IT. At this time, don't expect to buy one from CACTUS like it. They WON'T SPEND MORE for a TREE THAN THE LEATHER COST. NOT UNLESS YOU BUY THE LDR TREE FROM ME LIKE CLAY DID & THEN HAVE THEM BUILD ON IT. THEY HAVE TO LEAVE THE UNDER SIDE OF THE GROUND SEAT EXPOSED SO MY BLACK MESA LOGO VISIBLE.
I have 2 TM ROPER versions YOU can choose from. I Class my saddles by the BAR type I've made for them. Mine are exclusive, they are the Ugly Betty Bars found in the LOW DOWN Roper & the HOT BETTY or TRADITIONAL ROPERS. THE LATER 2 HAVE A DIFFERENT FORK & CANTLE. I hope you enjoy this site. I go into saddle fit with more experience and less B/S than you'll find elsewhere. I'll tell you some of what I've learned from DEE PICKETT working for me and other top Ropers I've worked with over the years.
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I'll describe the PROTECTOR PAD's construction below. The Protective Shields of aircraft plastic are in the ProtecTOR Pad under a 1/8" felt top layer the 1/4" Balance shims slip under. Next an 1/8" layer of felt covers the shields & is sewn around them. Below that is an 1/8" layer with relief cuts for the Plastic shields. Then is the 1/4" layer of felt + fleece. An 1/8" WOOL LINER PAD is below the fleece & velcros with 1" elastic web to the front & rear connecting pieces of 1/4" leather that holds the Pad together. If all this sounds complicated, it is. This is the toughest & best roper pad we've ever made. Just always striving for the best!