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I invented the Delrin panel system for saddles. I obtained 3 patents covering anything that can be built as a spring panel configuration in a saddle. None made today are done with the Proper engineering to function as the original designs and can SORE your horse very effectively. Even my original Ortho-Flex panels, after a few years use, can cause your saddle to ride OFF Center.  None of the washers or wearplates flaunted by my former dealers, or short term employees, are new or lasting fixes.
    I offer the service of  removing the Delrin Flex Panels  found on any of these saddles and re-configuring the Saddle for use with the Corrector on any horse. The Charge for this is only $400 to $600, per saddle. NEW STUFFED PANELS, as shown below,  for one of my previous OrthoFlex saddles are $450.  Some of the Knockoffs are higher due to the poor tree shapes that have to be corrected.  Thanks, Len Brown  PS> call & I can give you a price on converting your saddle.  816 625 0333

Ortho-Flex Endurance Cutback on English Corrector
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BETSY MERRITT'S HORSE LIKED THIS SADDLE,FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS!

HOW TO MAKE AN ORTHO-FLEX OR STEELE SADDLE WORK!
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BARS ARE SHAPED TO LET PANELS MOVE. I CHANGED THAT WITH STUFFED PANELS!

MY 28yr FOXTROTTER & NATALIE MY DAUGHTER.
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THE ORTHO-FLEX SADDLES ARE REALLY CLOSE WITHOUT THE DELRIN PANLELS.

Below is another ORTHO-FLEX Endurance Cutback Delrin Panel saddle with stuffed panels we installed during the Conversion to make it a functional saddle.

SAME BARS AS ABOVE, STUFFED PANELS FOR BETTER FIT!
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LIKE A WHOLE NEW SADDLE, THAT'S WHY ENGLISH SADDLES HAVE STUFFED PANELS. GET IT DONE TO YOUR ORTHO !

BELOW: Ortho-Flex system Mk-6 Panels. This is an example of Terrible engineering at it's best. The pedestal mount is close to the edge of the fingered front panel & high up on the horse's  wither. It is a: stiff, no softening leverage provided, hi-pressure- mounting made to adequately sore your horse.
  Single layer panels don't function with Pedestals. Short panels in front Sore a horse quickly. Fingers I invented had nylon webbing intertwined in the fingers to make the flexible fingers work as a unit. That provides the softening leverage needed to function passively with the movement of the horse.
   You are paying extra for "JUNK". AmeraFlex, Hillview, many of them produce product just like this. Watch E Bay if you want to buy some of these with No Reserve!

OrthoFlex Works MK VI . Bad mount positions, JUNK!
As bad as panel systems get, 1 layer on pedestals
A single layer THIN Delrin on steel Pedestals and unsupported fingers=Hi Pressure@ front Mounting??

mid 90'S BARON, PANELS REMOVED, SKIRTS REBUILT!
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AA COMFORTABLE, CLOSE CONTACT SADDLE. NOTHING MADE LIKE IT TODAY!

THIS WATSON FLEX PANEL SADDLE OWNER SENT ME THIS !
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POOR ANGLE TREE BARS AND PANEL MOUNTING = SEVERE PINCHING!

ORTHO-FLEX CALIENTE. THE BEST SELLING OF LATER YRS
WESTERN CONVERSIONS LIKE THIS CALIENTE ARE $300
THE TYPICAL WESTERN SADDLE CONVERSION IS $300. CORRECTOR IS SEPERATE.

A WALK THRU REBUILDING A TIMBERLINE SADDLE !
WALK THRU ON REBUILDLING A TIMBERLINE SADDLE!
THIS TIMBERLINE SADDLE PUT OWNER IN SURGURY FOR HER BACK ON THE 2ND RIDE.

THIS OLD MCLELLAN GOT A COMPLETE-MAKEOVER!
SEND YOUR OLD MCLELLAN FOR A COMPLETE-MAKEOVER!
LIGHT AND COMFY, CLOSE & SMOOTH, WORKS GREAT WITH THE CORRECTOR! ANY HORSE OR MULE !

Ortho-Flex Amigo English/endurance saddle.
THESE MINI-SKIRTS ON ANY SADDLE ARE $250 COMPLETE
THESE MINI-SKIRTS ON ANY SADDLE ARE $250 INCLUDES REMOVAL OF FLEX PANELS!

Do you own any of the following Delrin panel saddles: Hillview Farms, Rain Tree, Amera-Flex, RL Watson, American Flex, Watson Bros, J&G Ranch, Saddle Ranch, Timberline, Rocking R, Ozark Mountain. Do you have problems with Loin Rubbing, White hair, open sores, or other indications of an uncomfortable horse? Are you tired of feeling like you're riding a CAMEL, being tosed back and forth with a loss of contact to your horse, unlike the ride a good saddle should give you?
  ON this page,   I will show you saddle after saddle and testimonial after testimonial of customers that had me Convert their saddle to be used with the CorrecTOR's system on their horse. You will learn of shoddy workmanship and just plain dumb construction that caused all that pain & sores on these customers horses. All so they could grab a buck by using the words: flex panel. Have you been Flexed? Are you and your horse still sore from it?  

A MOST POPULAR ORTHO-FLEX, THE TRADITIONAL& SNAKE
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THIS ORTHO-FLEX OWNER COULDN'T USE THIS SADDLE FOR YEARS, LOVES IT NOW.

There was a 1/4 OF BOLT STICKING OUT. HAD LOOSENED
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The horse had a solid white mark from being scarred by the bump from the bolt head thru the foam.

Permanent SCAR from a bolt head Foam & Felt.
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It was very hard foam with felt stretched tight as a bowstring !!!

The Saddle, pad, and horse. See how high it sits.
The Camel Saddle, How high can it be?
HOW high do you have to get before it feels like a Camel Saddle?

My ass is a bit large for this 16.5" saddle but...
My ass is a bit large but see the contact?
can you see how close to my 17H T/B this copy of the stitchdown OrthoFlex is?

Timberline cutback, the owner liked, MULE Didn't
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New skirts with felt layered to take rock from tree. It will work with the MULE now. Any horse too!

Layered skirts now get seat off spine of the horse
Layered skirts now flatten rock in tree bars.
Rolled leather edges on double leather skirt, layered felt flattens rock in tree.

The saddle trees used in the illegal OrthoFlex type knockoffs are similar looking to the originals I made. They are so poorly set up on angles and width
that it is very difficult to make them work on a horse at all sometimes.
      I never sold or signed over a patent to anyone.
   I did sell trees, with the panel system attached, to a few individuals and one company. Those were allowed to be called an OrthoFlex system because they had purchased an individual tree with the patented system I installed and made. Any histories you read about Orho-Flex on other websites are more lies than fact. When you buy from liers you know what you usually get? None of them are worth spending $50,000 on in Federal court.
   The saddletrees used in most of the knockoffs are duplicated from wood parts that came from the reject parts bin at the Ortho-Flex Tree Factory. (when I owned it) They were then copied with a homemade duplicator that was worn out.
   The RL Watson Saddle, Timberline, Hillview, are still made from these patterns but not set up like an OrthoFlex at all. I purchased the Tree company that supplied most of the Other KNOCK-OFFS. The angles of these tree bars were Never used in any OrthoFlex nor any saddle I would make without the panel system. They are poor quality copies that often weigh 8 pounds & more per tree. Lot's of polyester resin & goops of unwoven fiberglass everywhere. (Not vacuum molded epoxy resin & woven mat like the saddletrees I made.)
I no longer make  trees for Timberline nor any other knockoff builder.  
  They will not get the "Len's Private Stock" trees you see on the Black Mesa page. Hillview Farms never had a saddletree operation as she shows on her website. She drove to Missouri and took pictures of the Duplicators and Dave the former owner of Black Mesa.  Kathy's representation is just a facade.  
          When I shaped these trees a long time ago I tried to get a rider as close to the horse as possible. It was a tough sell to get someone to ride an Ortho-flex because of the "perched feeling" the panel system gave you on many horses.  I started the company by selling to skinny endurance Arab horses.  Any of these Saddles, with the Delrin Panels removed & replaced with the Corrector, will give you a GREAT ride compared to other trail and western saddles in today's market. 
     What goes around comes around. If you want your flex panel saddle to work better, give me a ring at 816 625 0333, Thanks, Len   

I never did a single layer panel on rockers XXX
I never did single layer panels on rockers XXXX
No they're not even, neither is the tree! single layer panels on rockers with wood screws!

BARS WITH TOO MUCH FLARE AND CURVE CAN BE REWORKED
ORTHO-FLEX  TREE THAT'S TOO CURVED FRONT TO REAR!
MOLD OF 15H ARAB WITH ORTHO BARS ONLY MADE FOR THE PANEL SYSTEM. WATCH HOW I FIX THEM!

SAME BAR SHAPE, NEW STUFFED PANELS TO FIT HORSE.
NEW STUFFED PANELS FOR BETTER SADDLE FIT/1
BAR ANGLE CHANGED, NOW BARS WILL WORK WITH HORSE USING NEW STUFFED PANELS.

NOW ANGLE IS PROPER AND A CHANNEL FOR SPINE.
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THIS TYPE CONVERSION IS AVAILABLE FOR ORTHO-FLEXES, CLONES & STEELE SADDLES!

REDUCED FLARE ON BAR TIPS, STRAIGHTER FRONT / REAR
 MADE TO FIT LIKE A REGULAR ENGLISH SADDLE SHOULD
NOW EXCESSIVE SHIM USE IS NOT NECESSARY, SADDLE IS MADE TO FIT ANIMAL LIKE A REG. ENGLISH SADDLE

The O/F Versatile I first made for myself.
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A great saddle to ride, this owner wouldn't part with it. No stuffing needed, Good bars!

A good old Ortho-Flex the gent from Colorado wanted to use on his mules and horse's again. The panels on this saddle are just a little small, something I did in later Ortho years. They don't have the molded shape of a horse and are flat as all flex panels have to be when mounted to a saddle. Not able to get up over the shoulders and drop down in behind them was the limitations of this system on
a saddle. The width in front was fine. Flex panels have to operate up over the animals shoulders or soreing is quick & severe! If the shoulders push the panels back off them, you have to change the position of rigging to hold the saddle forward. This rule applies to all flex panel saddles. Now you know why I said it wasn't easy to use the Ortho Delrin panel system. Personal custom work is often necessary & then you're still up off the animal with the saddle sliding forward in the downhill.  Len

The Smaller, FLAT AND STIFF DELRIN PANELS OF ORTHO
SMALLER, FLAT, AND STIFF, DELRIN  FLEX   PANELS
DELRIN FLEX PANELS, NOT LARGE ENOUGH OR LONG ENOUGH.

A hard ridden 17
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It just started bothering his animals after a couple of years. Mules & horses.

 I removed the panel system, then the seat, removed and repositioned both the latigo dropped yoke riggings and angled it back, to pull the saddle up to an animals shoulders. If the girth is pulling just the saddle forward just a little, and the Corrector is pushing it back, it is very stable. The Corrector is then using movement of the shoulders to position the saddle just out of their way.
    The full set of 10 front and rear balance shims are in the Ausse E pad in the picture below.   Seldom are more than 2 on each side in front needed.  The combo of 4 front and 4 rear is very common. That's pretty standard for mules.  I want Mr Johnson's feedback on using his saddle now.  Len  

After Updating w/ Supreme Comfort Aussie E Pad
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Notice how much larger the Corrector's Protective SHIELDS are?