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16" Circle Y Flex Lite Shawnee Park and Trail Saddle #1653

Estimated price for orientation: 1 200 $

Category: Circle Y Flex Li

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Circle Y
Saddle Size: 16" Saddle Type: Pleasure/Trail
Model: 1653 Shawnee Color: Walnut

Circle Y Shawnee Park and Trail Flex Lite Saddle - 16" Seat
Serial#:  1653-8601-04 1653 - Model # Shawnee  8 - Seat Color: Apache(distressed brown) 60 - Seat Size: 16” 1 - Saddle Color: Walnut  04 - Tree Size: Regular BarsSelling for a friend, this saddle was used strictly for trail riding around their farm. Saddle was kept inside, but there are small scratches from a cat here and there on their saddles (saddles make nice hiding spots!). Great used condition.
This one has such soft, supple leather, very comfortable. It comes with a heavy duty breastplate with a basketweave pattern, a cinch, and matching heavy rear flank cinch. A unique looking saddle due to the brass fittings, and nailhead border.
Compare this saddle to the newest Circle Y Shallowater Flex seat saddle, at $2,200 new.
A previous eBay offering of the same saddle:  eBay item number:    322223435350  @ $1,250 sold price.PLEASE NOTE: The picture with the gullet measurement is deceiving. Please go by the Circle Y "Regular Bars" measurement, which is usually about 6 3/4". I know it looks like it's almost 8 inches. It's not.
NOTE: This item may not renew after this listing as it's owned by a friend and they may take it back to sell on their own. If interested, bid now!Read more about Flex Lite saddles from a previous dealer: Saddles with flexible trees, such as Circle Y Flex Lite saddles, have become quite popular in the last few years, indicating a demand by the public for a lighter weight, more athletic saddle that fits their horse. Circle Y Flex Lite saddles design gives the rider a flexible saddle with a traditional look and feel. The Circle Y Flex Lite saddle tree is created by bonding high density polyethylene plastic and leather together to give flexibility while retaining structural integrity. The Circle Y Flex Lite saddle tree is then sprayed with DURAhide for long lasting protection. The pommel and cantle are wooden for the rigidity necessary to keep the saddle tree from pinching the withers. Because of this, Circle Y Flex Lite saddles are not designed to flex outward. Instead, the Circle Y Flex Lite saddle tree is designed to flex with the movement of the horse’s shoulders and hips. When a horse turns or bends his body, a standard wooden saddle tree would remain rigid against the horse’s movements. The Circle Y Flex Lite saddle tree "gets out of the way." Circle Y Flex Lite Saddles feature a ½” neoprene rubber as the bottom layer of the saddle skirt for shock absorbency. The seat jockey and fenders on Circle Y Flex Lite saddles are made from Circle Y’s patented Softee leather. Softee leather is created by adhering two thinner pieces of leather together to make leather of standard thickness and strength, but exceeding flexibility. Underneath your leg, the Softee leather makes Circle Y Flex Lite saddles feel like they are already broken in and helps minimize knee and ankle strain. The overall design of the Circle Y Flex Lite Saddle tree seems to fit a wider range of animals. We have had excellent results with Circle Y Flex Lite saddles fitting standard and foundation style Quarter Horses, gaited breeds and even mules. Although not intended for roping events, Circle Y Flex Lite saddles can be used for most other activities or competition events. The benefits of Circle Y Flex Lite saddles can be seen, and felt, when using them trail riding, barrel racing, reining or team penning. Circle Y Flex Lite saddles are lighter, easier to handle and comfortable for both the horse and rider.Please be aware that flexibility is not the same as, nor does it ensure, proper saddle fit. We encourage you to make sure that the flexibility provided by Circle Y Flex Lite saddles improves a good saddle fit. The Circle Y Flex Lite saddle tree can not change a bad saddle fit. “Shipping only to US or Canada;  Canadian shipping fees will be extra.