|JON OLSON TAKES THE TOUGH RIDES ON HIS GAITED MULE
|AT 280 W/ MOUNTAIN MAN SADDLE HIS MULE GAITS GREAT!
Len, As I indicated you can use
my picture as you wish. I weigh about 280 pounds. No, you did not send the black severe duty front shields in my Corrector.
We were out this past weekend riding in the hills of SE Minnesota. I rode Saturday moring with only one front shim on each
side, the saddle did not stay back as well as with the two front shims on each side. The rest of the weekend I rode with 2 front shims on each side, that seemed to work best. As I said before, I use
no rear shims, Buckaroo was well behaved all weekend, no trotting downhill, no head tossing, he seemed very happy. It was
cool so he didn't sweat much at all.
A Happy Customer, Jon Olson
|Steve's TIMBERLINE SADDLE NOW WORKS ON HIS MULE!
|TIMBERLINE remake for mules was necessary to use Corrector.
Last spring I had you work my TIMBERLINE Flex saddle, which is a spinoff
of the Ortho-Flex saddle. In fact I had used this saddle for a period of 2 years Prior to this. At the time I didn't know
it was hurting my mule's back. As a result it was putting severe sores in-bedded in her back which she still lives
with. Len said some screws had worked lose which holds on the delrin panels and were grinding into my mules back.
Thanks to Len Brown and the reconstruction of the saddle and the Corrector
Pad, the lumps haven't gotten any worse and maybe have improved some!
I rode her all summer and at this point feel very confident I can ride her without feeling
like I am hurting her. Thanks, Len..... Stephen Jansing 12-22-2008
|AD IN MAY ISSUE OF WESTERN MULE,
|THIS MULE RIDER SPENT $2200 AND ENDED UP ON DISABILITY AFTER THE 2ND RIDE!
From Nancy that owns the Mule &
Timberline Saddle shown below:
Hi Len, I got the saddle and Corrector Pad on Friday. I got to try it for a while on Sat. I can already tell
she is much happier wth the saddle and pad. She was much less confrontational-- ears forward and really moving out!
I will keep you posted.
Thanks again for everything, Nancy
|NANCY'S MULE SORED BY TIMBERLINE FlexPanel SADDLE!
|This MULE rider sent their Timberline Saddle to have it Converted for their MULE!
THE FLEX PANEL MOUNTING THAT DID
THE ABOVE DAMAGE! Do you see the dark spot on the skirting leather below? It's toward the middle of the MULE's back
and where the pressure of the TREE was rubbing on this Skirt and Ms Gregory's MULE ABOVE. A little bump, in
the HARD foam under the Bolt head, can cause the localized damage. Balancing the saddle for the animal that is dropping
it to the right is easy with the CorrecTOR. Whether it was pain in front causing this MULE to drop the saddle or not, I don't
know. I know there should have been no localized damage such as this under a saddle. Rocker spacers Let the saddle Shift.
The Slot mounting in the rear has no purpose when using a single layer panel. You can see there is no movement of
the panel forward to bend with the MULE's back! A worn & blackened surface full length of the slot would
mean the panel/skirt was following the animals movement the way I designed ORTHO-FLEX to do! NONE of
todays Flex Panel saddles function as described in the patents I wrote. They don't work because of cheap construction
& lack of knowledge. Len Brown
|ONE OF HUNDREDS OF TESTIMONIALS.
|NO ONE BELIEVES A "PAD" WILL FIX 75% OF SADDLE PROBLEMS,
What saddle makers don't
understand is that a mules back comes up at a walk about 1 inch. At a trot or Gait, add another 1/2" or more. If
your mules back is straight to start with, it's really rounded when you're riding. Straight MULE BARS aren't concave
underneath front to rear. That's what it would take to make that saddle work on your MULE, & THAT'S EXACTLY
WHAT THE CORRECTOR DOES! IT TAKES 2 OR 3 BALANCE SHIMS EACH SIDE IN FRONT AND 2 ON EACH SIDE IN THE REAR. They
ride on top of the molded plastic shields and WORK LIKE A WEDGE UNDER A ROCKING CHAIR! ( just balance
yourself in the saddle with a few tries using the front shims, then while riding, reach up under the rear of your
tree bars to see if you or someone else can get their finger up to the knuckles. If so, add the 2 rear shims on each
at the rear and let your mule bring his back up.)
|A very happy mule rider sent this picture.
|With an Aussie saddle, all you have to have is the Sock, Corrector & Shims!