The CorrecTOR & ProTecTOR by Len Brown, SADDLE FIT, by the man that started it all!

SADDLES by LEN BROWN

The CorrecTOR Home: Pg.1
Girths that Work
Pg. 2: LEN & LISA'S 3,000 MILE HORSEBACK TRIP
Pg. 3 BLACK MESA SADDLETREES
Pg.4: WESTERN DRESSAGE HERE
Pg.5: SADDLE-FITTING MYTHS!
Pg.6: Treatise on SADDLES, Reg. PADS, & CORRECTOR,
Pg.7: Using Balance Shims
Pg.8: Palpating the Saddlesore horse
Pg.9: Saddling:The One-sided Horse 15 minute FIX
Pg.10: The ProTecTOR WESTERN
Pg. 11,THE TEAM ROPERS Page.
Rope To Win
Pg. 12: BARREL RACERS ONLY
Pg.13: VIEW ENVELOPE PADS HERE !
Pg. 14:SADDLES BY LEN BROWN
Pg. 15:TRAIL RIDING MISTAKES !
Pg. 16: MULE RIDERS WELCOMED HERE
Pg. 17: The Best Girths & Patented Stirrups...
Pg. 19: Diary of happy horses and riders.
Pg. 20: More Miracles in Saddle-fit Performed by the Corrector!
Pg. 21: A few of the Hundreds of testimonials!
Pg. 22: Riders tell of saddlefit problems fixed:
Pg.23: The CorrecTOR ENGLISH
Pg. 25: What's WRONG WITH ENGLISH SADDLES & CIRCLE -Y FLEX TREES?
Pg.26: HOW-TO: English Horsemanship BASICS
Pg.27: Equine Vets give feedback on the Corrector
Pg. 28: HORSEMEN'S FEEDBACK & PICTURES
Pg. 29: Horsemen's saddle fitting woes!
Pg. 30: More SADDLEFITTING Testimonials!
Pg. 31: REBUILDING: ORTHO-FLEX and OTHER FLEX- PANEL SADDLES !
Pg. 32: FLAWED TUCKER SADDLE Make-Over!
Pg. 33: FLAWED Arkansas ORTHO-FLEX & AMERA-FLEX EXPOSED
Pg. 34: THE CSI PAD, ANATOMY OF A PATENT KNOCKOFF
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Lil Rascal
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The Perfect Wade comes Standard with The Corrector, Contoured PRO Envelope PAD, Perfect Rider Stirrups covered in matching leather, the Floating Egg Cable Rigging and the Near~Tight Cinch. Call to price the saddle that best fits your needs. Len is the most experienced
saddlemaker in fitting you and your horses. He sold and fitted over 20,000 custom made to order saddles. If it was an Ortho-Flex sales person that took the order, Len okayed it before it was final. Len can be reached at: 816 625 0333

The Pocket
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IT IS 23

The Pocket Racer
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13" Seat - Pocket Racer

The Cowboy Dressage
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16" Seat, 24" Long, 22lbs, 8" gullet

Cowboy Dressage
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15" Patriot
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15" Patriot with saddle bags

LOW DOWN ROPER, NOTHING COMPARES, 8" W. GULLET.
14.5" SHOWN, 8" GULLET, NARROW FOR RIDER IN SEAT.
YET SITS NARROW FOR YOU, BREAST COLLAR, FLANK C., CAM STIRRUPS.

LOW DOWN ROPER, NOTHING COMPARES, 8" W. GULLET.
14.5" SHOWN, 8" GULLET, NARROW FOR RIDER IN SEAT.
YET SITS NARROW FOR YOU, BREAST COLLAR, FLANK C., CAM STIRRUPS.

LOW DOWN ROPER, NOTHING COMPARES, 8" W. GULLET.
14.5" SHOWN, 8" GULLET, NARROW FOR RIDER IN SEAT.
YET SITS NARROW FOR YOU, BREAST COLLAR, FLANK C., CAM STIRRUPS.

There are NO TREES LIKE THE UGLY BETTY in the SADDLE INDUSTRY. Now you can have a tree made to fit you and have confidence it will work better for your horse than what's available anywhere in the marketplace. Len Bought  Black Mesa Tree company because he couldn't find a tree he would use to build a saddle on.  The Balanced TM Roper tree is made to Len's specs to work with; ANY HORSE. Add the Corrector & solve the rest of saddling's problems. The UGLY Betty BUYER gets a  Corrector Supreme Comfort Roper Pad , and a pair of Perfect~Rider ROPER Cam Stirrups, and a Near~Tight Cinch with the saddle.  It's the best buy in the Roping industry. Len  for price call:816 625 0333

The LOW DOWN Roper built on UGLY BETTY BARS,
LOW DOWN ROPER:THE BEST ROPER YOU CAN BUY, LOADED WITH EQUIPTMENT.
Clay Cooper was riding this PROTECTOR PAD at NFR 2013.

PERFECT RIDER CAM STIRRUPS ARE STD. W/ UGLY BETTY
TOES DOWN LEGS BACK :STRAP POSITIONS THE  CAM
CAM TILTED REARWARD=TOES DOWN LEGS BACK FOR THE PERFECT POSITION TO ROPE.

Ugly Betty
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DOUBLE LAYERED OPEN DROPPED YOKE RIGGLING PLATE!
Ultimate in CLOSE + MOST STABLE SADDLE,
CLOSE FEEL, PROTECTION FROM STIRRUP STRAPS, HOLDING POWER: THEY'RE ALL HERE!

When you order in the store,the initial charge is for a deposit on a saddle to be made for you. That includes the flank cinch, Perfect Rider Cam Stirrups, a Supreme Comfort ROPER CorrecTOR, and a Near~Tight Cinch. CALL Len to see if he has a finished saddle in stock or to work-out details on your custom order. 816 625 0333

NO TREE / NO SADDLE! This tree is a WORK of ART!
NO TREE / NO SADDLE! This tree is a WORK of ART!
Straighter Full-Twist bars,7.5" Gullet width, Centered Seat and Horn.

First UGLY BETTY has BEEN USED AND ABUSED!
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THE CENTERED SEAT & CLOSE CONTACT TO HORSE: IS UNIQUE IN ROPING SADDLES. YOU FEEL YOUR HORSE!

The UGLY BETTY in finished ROUGHOUT is our TEAM ROPING VERSION (pictured above). We make a low 3" cantle CALF ROPING model . THE TM 7.5" FORK, Balanced TM Bars don't change. What can change is the Stirrup Strap Groove Position in the Bars for the different length of legs: like the very tall rider / or the heavy rider. Different sizes of seats.  That's why Len is available to answer your question & help with the details. @ # 816 625 0333

Saddle Sales
All saddle sales are final. There are no refunds. If you are unhappy with your first saddle, Len will do what he can to make you happy by either modifying that model or replacing it with another model of equal or lesser value. Any repairs or replacements are at the full discretion of Len Brown. Any unauthorized saddle shipments will not be accepted.

 Instructions and WHY to use balance Shims.  The CorrecTOR with Front Balance Shims and Envelope Pad make a "COMPLETE SADDLE-FITTING SYSTEM ".  The horse's shoulder rotation (or body bending) bends the front shields, that act as a flexible lever against the saddle tree---that leverage positions the saddle & keeps the tree from damaging the shoulders.
   The 190 sq. inches of front protective shields spread the weight over the shoulders and withers where the most damage from tree bars occur. 
   Front Balance shims are used to lift the saddle for: the rump-high horse, thin or small horse, the too-wide saddle. They also help hold the saddle back through better contact where the bars have too much flare in front (as is seen in many saddles coming out of the Southeastern U.S.)
    Almost everyone asks me how to use the Balance Shims. I tell them to remove them and ride your animal 15 minutes at a walk & slow trot or gait; notice the way you feel & sit in the saddle. Then unsaddle and put 2 front shims in  on each side, ride again the same way comparing how comfortable you are from one extreme to the other. Occasionally you need 3 shims, some horse saddle combos only 1, others none! By trying the differing combos in one session you'll know what is best for you and therefore your horse. In one session, a few minutes each ride, you can remember what you felt like moments ago. It doesn't work to try & remember the feel one day to the next.
   What is a balanced Saddle? > When balanced you should be sitting relaxed with little pressure in the stirrup at a walk & slow trot, not "tilted forward" (too low in front). when you feel it you'll have a "BFO"! (blinding flash of the obvious!) 
   Too low in front is like riding down a hill all day long and will sore withers even through an Ortho-Flex delrin panels,any saddle,or even the Corrector.
   Balance of the rider is important the more you ride. It holds true with any saddle. NOTE:  You can't adjust the balance of a rider in TREELESS SADDLES,in the extremely flexible "Flex-tree" saddles,or in the FLEX-PANEL SADDLES. No room for shims in an Ortho-Flex or any other panel saddle. The mechanically adjustable systems I made were good until they started adjusting themselves. John Lyons would bring Zip and his ORTHO-FLEX by every few months TO GET IT TUNED UP AND ADJUSED FOR BALANCE ETC.  
   
    You should feel what your horse is doing as he does it, not be behind the movement of the horse (that's too high in front).  If you need shims at all, you'll usually need 2 on each side in front. YOU ARE NOT FITTING THE HORSE WITH THE SHIMS! They go on top of the shields and adjust the way your saddle sits you and as a result, work for the horse & you.
    To determine if REAR shims are needed; First balance your saddle from the front as described above. After getting yourself + your saddle properly balanced, reach back and feel up under your bars in the rear while riding at a walk.If it's a western saddle have someone walk beside you and put there hand up under the skirts. If they can slip their fingers up under the tree bar, above the pad, 2" or more,YOU NEED BOTH REAR SHIMS!  You are filling in the gap and taking pressure off the center of your horse's back! He will collect, round, stop, drop his head and relax more while listening to you better.
  All this is because he's NOT FIGHTING the curved bars trying to HOLD HIS BACK DOWN! Many horses are forced into this un-natural position with the Tree chinched front and rear. That's why, after getting sore in the center of the back and vertebral column; They become pissy, won't reach with the hindquarters..etc.etc.  
    WHILE RIDING,most trees on a good back will have 2" or 3" of no contact at the rear of the bars.  Those same bars will be digging into the loin while the animal is standing still and you are sitting in the saddle.  That's why I keep telling people you can't fit a saddle while the horse is standing still. 
   You have to be riding the animal with the bare tree, then you can see what's going on.  Chiropractors can't say the back is out while looking at the horse standing.  Vet's can't determine one shoulder is larger than another while the horse is standing!  The above can only be determined while the horse is moving because he never stands with even pressure on all 4 legs.
   The back is always "OUT" 1.5" or more on every horse while standing. (FRONT TO REAR,SIDE TO SIDE".) To check your horse's confirmation, have someone lead your horse
as you walk behind looking over the croup.You'll be surprised at how even he is in movement! Few horses are "OUT", and the ones that are have developed that way as explained on Pg. 11 of this site. Read the story of Victoria and her Arab SHAMIR at the bottom of page 11. She was sure her horse was so much larger in one shoulder than the other because of a trailering accident where the horse was physically scarred. After nine months of the Corrector and instructions on page 11, she has a different horse!      
    For saddles with too much curve in the bars (as happens with many trees that are custom-fitted while the horse is standing) you can correct them with front and rear balance shims described above.
    For the horse with one shoulder larger than the other, the horse that won't hold one lead or bend one direction:  Go to my page listed on the navigation bar upper left, pg. 6 "Saddlefit by the man that started it all"
   It will tell you how to use the shims and why your horse is like that. Plus you'll learn how to fix it in short order. You've got to have the shims and a just a little technique.  "You will find it's fun when it's more comfortable for you both." Len    

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Get out your < MASTERCARD, Discover, VISA or American Express > and CLICK HERE to ORDER or view Spec's & PRICES on Western Correctors, English Correctors,OR Black Mesa Saddletrees. Thanks, Len PS: Or you can call me & I'll take your order if you prefer. 816 625 0333