come to the right place. Len Brown, the
pioneer of this field, has been bringing awareness of SADDLE
FITTING problems to horseback riders world-wide
Len did this through clinics, booklets,
videos and inventing the Ortho-Flex Panel systems that attached to a saddle. He spent millions and
fought the industry. IT CHANGED the WORLD OF THE HORSE.
EVEN THOUGH ORTHO-FLEX BECAME
THE LARGEST SADDLERY IN THE US, THERE WAS NEVER AN ARTICLE DONE IN A MAJOR HORSE MAGAZINE! After having the 3 major publishers
settle in an ANTI-TRUST LEGAL ACTION, Len shut the Company down in spring of 2001. IT WAS NOT WORTH PURSUING A BATTLE WITH
MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PUBLISHERS SUPPORTING THE REST OF THIS INDUSTRY. By 2003 Len designed a new device that is improving
the world of the horse again! The Corrector was made to eliminate having to buy a saddle to fix your horse's problems.
It is made to work with any saddle and any horse or mule! Find new ways to solve your horse's saddlefit
problems while enjoying the site --- 33 Pages in all and growing. Regards, Len Brown
TheProTecTOR is a PAD with the PATENTED
CorrecTOR system built into it. It is : Closer, Softer,&Lighter,and has the
Protective Sheilds built into the Envelope pad.The BALANCE SHIMS ARE USED IN THE SAME POCKET as your old style
Envelope Pad. The White Felt of the CorrecTOR is eliminated. There is a 1/4" layer of polyester felt under the Protective Shields.
It absorbs little moisture and heat pass easily. In 2018 the horse-shaped plastic shields are recessed in an 1/8" layer
of felt. This makes a smooth transition around the 1/10" thick shields. Enjoy,
The 2018 MODEL IS COMPLETELY RE-DESIGNED,
GET AN EASY-KEEPER 1/8" WOOL LINER PAD TOO !
NearTight Cinch XXXX holds & allows breathing.
It's the horse's shape & doesn't bite at the front edge .
ELASTIC & VELCRO ARE OPEN FOR YOU TO SEE THEM
NO LUMPS & BUMPS UNDERNEATH OR ON TOP, QUICK & EASY TO ATTACH
These "impact resistant" polymer Shields are NEVER
USED DIRECTLY ON THE HORSE AS SHOWN! They are laminated in between
layers of felt to make a SINGLE UNIT SADDLE-PAD called "THE PROTECTOR" .
BALANCE SHIMS are then inserted into a pocket under the top layer of
1/8" WOOL FELT of the PROTECTOR PAD. This Combination is all you need under your saddle as the balance shims are
used to take the "Rock" out of your tree bars & balance yourself & your saddle on the horse.
THESE PROTECTIVE SHIELDS ARE INSIDE ALL PROTECTOR PADS.
1/10 inch THICK AIRCRAFT INTERIOR PLASTIC> SHIELDS
A FLEXIBLE LEVER IN FRONT THE SHIELDS KEEP TREE OFF OF SHOULDERS !
THE PRO-CUTTER IS THE SQUARE PAD IN 30,32,34 INCH
THE 1/8" WOOL LINER IS OPTIONAL, DENSE & SMOOTH IT IS ALL YOU NEED
The Protective Shields are unique and patented in their theory of function.
1st > the front shields are a flexible lever. As the shoulders rotate & the body bends they are bent upwards to push
back against the saddle. 2nd > they are molded to the basic shape of a good back, the slots allow them to adapt to the
shape below and move with that animal. 3rd > the 1/10th inch thick special aircraft plastic spreads the pressures
of the rider over the 190 square inch area of the front shields alone. 4th > the rear shields are the most flexible front
to rear. Molded to the shape of the loin, they look like a second set of ribs & resist pressure from the outer edge of
a tree bar due to their arched shape. That protects the loins from the bar's edge as the horse bends. The System
is simple in execution but complex in all the simultaneous functions of the Protective shields. I hope I've given you
a better understanding of the basics of the Corrector / Protector system.
TESTED FOR MONTHS THE PATRIOT WORKED ON DRAFTS & QT's. their Stubbens are for sale.
YOUR LATIGO WORKS AT CENTER ON 75% OF HORSES .
When the PATRIOT BREAKS IN IT BECOMES YOUR HORSE !
The BAREBACK CUT SKIRTS >CONTACT LIKE NEVER BEFORE
THE SHORTER THE SADDLE THE EASIER IT IS TO SADDLE ANY HORSE.
The PROTECTOR PAD IS A FINISHED
VERSION OF THE CorrecTOR System build INTO A FINISHED PAD. By PUTTING the Corrector's SHIELDS> into the Envelope pad
there is; Less bulk, a lighter and easier Pad to Clean. It is softer for your horse and absorbs little moisture
in the sweat free polyester fleece & felt under the Protective Shields. If you order the NEW 1/8" Wool Liner Pad
with your 2018 PROTECTOR PAD, it is held front & rear by elastic & velcro sewn to it. It keeps your fleece clean &
it's easy to wash. The Protector's weight distributing system is the same as the Corrector & the Protective
shields are the same.
saddle shown is a 16" seat size and only weighs 22lbs. At 25" long it is shorter than a barrel saddle. The
old time Chuck Shepard fork was widened to an 7.5" gullet. It comes with a Special ProtecTOR pad which
is a 30"/32" that measures 30" at the top front to rear.
Detail on a bit of classy hand work in this saddle
The large inlaid concho is a hand cut classy makers plate .
The 3 point rigging slots, you see below
the BAREBACK CUT-OUT IN THE SKIRT, allow you to adjust where the saddle rides on your horse. The latigo is attached in the
front slot, insert the last wrap of your latigo in the front slot to hold your saddle back. Put it in the rear slot to pull
it forward. Use all 3 on the round back & it's in the super-glue mode. It's close contact, no big steel bars
or plates & Dees. It's 2 layers of Light Skirting with Rawhide inbetween them. Close and no bumps with
a nylon latigo or lighter leather. Len
The 1st ever BAREBACK CUT SKIRT. Soft ElK SKIN
THE ELK IS ON THE SHEEPSKIN LINING, SKIRT IS CUT UP TO BARS ABOVE! YOUR THIGH FEELS YOUR HORSE!
Western ProTecTOR has four 1/10" thick Aircraft Interior Plastic horse shape shields. Making the protective
SHIELDS of the ProTecTOR is the most difficult task. The 4 protective shields have 112 linear inches of slots. Some
are cut parallel
each of the 4 individual shields are molded, by hand, to the general horse shape they're designed to sit
on. The slots are not just for Ventilation, but to let the protective shields move better with
the horse. When the horse's shoulders bend the front shields upward, the shields act as a flexible lever to hold
the saddle off the shoulders. That's how they keep your saddle positioned and eliminate interference with the
shoulder and body movement. The tree bars hold the back 2/3rds of the front shields down
to the horse & in front of the saddle.
The ProTecTOR & Saddle are working with AND against each other. OPPOSING FORCES, a basic
of how one keeps the other positioned -- all initiated by the ULTIMATE FORCE TO BE OPPOSED=PRESSURE---from the front of the
bars. Einstein elaborated on the theory of "Opposing Forces" ... it's used throughout your own body as
well as that of the horse to maintain stability during movement and integrity of the muscular-skeletal system!
are 42 holes and 38 slots in a Western ProTecTOR and 2 extra for English.
The 112"of air-filled
slots in all four shields (not completely seen) are ventilated by the top layer of Nylon Netting. The Reiner & Roper
models do not have the Netting but a layer of 1/8" Polyester felt on top of the shields. There is a 1/4"
layer of soft polyester felt under the Protective shields. and an 1/8" thick Wool felt outer layer.
THERE IS LITTLE OR NO BREATHING IN ANY PAD, ONLY HEAT TRANSFER CAPABILTIES. That's
why the ProTecTOR Pad has an Elliptical cut 1 & 1/2" WIDE down the top center. It's also
cutback in front & forward in rear. It is cooler for the horse, is cut to move with him, and
why it doesn't work to put a one-piece pad underneath it. I hope this explains "how it works" to
MORE than JUST a SADDLE PAD--a Saddle Fitting System that:
EVENLY distributes EXCESS saddle PRESSURES as your horse MOVES.
Wide or Narrow Saddles & Any Horse,
( balance shims are often required to achieve
the above ) They work like a wedge under the rocking chair as they ride between the Protective Shields
and your tree bars. Front & or rear they adjust the angle of your saddle and stabilize it from rolling!
The Plastic Shields Protect
shoulders in the downhill while holding the saddle from sliding forward! The more prominent the shoulders the more effective
PROTECTOR'S FRONT horse-shaped SHIELDS are designed as a FLEXIBLE LEVER to position your saddle out of the way of your
horse's natural movement . That is why I put a label on the Pad that says: "FRONT OF SADDLE HERE" . It gives
the 3" of pad extension that lets it ride over the shoulder & hold your saddle back of the shoulders. The smooth
shouldered animal still needs a NEVER*TIGHT CRUPPER!
Mules can be ridden with many regular saddles using the front and rear shims with the PROTECTOR
PAD. They straighten the tree to help reduce pressure on the mid-back.
BETTER than my former ORTHO-FLEX and
other cheap FLEX PANEL SYSTEMS & PADS, it Maintains Correct Saddle Position with the leverage designed into the front
Shields and holds your saddle back in the downhill if your horse has good sized shoulders.
Just one ProTecTOR goes from horse to horse, saddle to saddle-Not Custom Fitted! It's literally self
adjusting so it positions the same saddle individually for each horse you put it on.
Flex Panels, NO Bounce, NO Loin Rubbing! The NEMESIS of flex panel systems!
CLOSE CONTACT! The Protector requires NO padding above it.
Long Lasting and Costs little
more than a highly advertised Flex Panel Saddle Pad that doesn't last long at all.This PATENT KNOCKOFF is designed
to deceive & sell. It doesn't function the same as a Protector Pad.
Corrects the Design Deficiencies INHERENT in most
Saddles except the extremely wide angled trees on a withered horse.Treeless saddles are improved but nothing will make
them worth putting on a horse.
Described as a Parallel Scapula (in-front) by Dr. Ezra Edgerton NC.
, after testing on a number of different animals.
prices, specs, and ORDERING INFORMATION are in the Store! Click on the large BLACK print
mid-way down on this page / screen.
You can also log into the store at the bottom of any page. In the STORE you can watch videos on most saddle models & get
details and prices before you call LEN to order! Saddle orders require a 50% deposit to start your custom saddle from>
Feel free to call if
you have any questions. I also take orders over the phone and usually ship PROTECTOR PADS within 1 or 2 weeks
at this time. We make most product as it's ordered. I hope you enjoy the site, Len 816
The HORSE SHAPED.. Protective shields stuck to
my horse's back > are to show you the inner workings of this Patented system: unlike anything used before!
The first question is always "Should I use another Pad
with the ProTecTOR?" Adding pads doesn't work because
they're not cut like the ProTecTOR. They don't allow the ProTecTOR to move with the horse and can pinch
at the withers. That's the role of the balance shims, to lift as needed but not pinch at the withers. The Elliptical
center cut, opens when the back is up, closes when the back is down. It closes on the inside of the back bending. This freedom
of movement follows the horse & keeps the horse shaped Protective shields where they are designed to work.
The top Patent Protected center line cut
allows for ventilation & heat transfer above that of any other saddle pad. For a clean PROTECTOR every time, take a look
at the new 1/8" WOOL LINER for the Protector Pad. It's cut is that of the Protector in every way & it stays in
place via elastic & Velcro attachments at the top front & rear joining segments.
Site is SECURITY CERTFIED WORLDWIDE by the best.
Order with confidence as my site is security scanned regularly.
Len Brown started
Ortho-Flex saddle company in 1984. He had just ridden 3000 miles thru the west in 1982. Len's motto was : "putting
the horse first". He has traveled the world and has 4 ortho Flex Panel patents and 3 other horse related
patents issued in his name. The Flex panels have been knocked off and similar trees with all the pattern work
Len did on saddles, even their names. This is by former dealers and 1 or 2 employees. Most are quite poor in function
and quality. You can read more about that below. Len's quest for perfection was incessant and he was never satisfied
enough to leave the Flex panel system alone. They just never performed up to his demands and had too many negatives! The
Corrector has performed beyond his standards and is the same now as when it was designed and tested in 2003.
Other products Len
introduced into the horse world: Neoprene Girths, Contoured Pads, Safety cam stirrups, Dropped yoke rigging plate, In-flap
or Mono-Flap billets, LoadLeveler Pad with shim pockets,Softsides Neo/Leather girths & tack, all originated
with Len Brown. Welcome to 26 pages of education and product that actually solves your problems.
LEN & CHARLIE DURING 3000 a Trip ACROSS the WEST
ICE COLD SPRING RUNOFF, A DANGEROUS CROSSING,
Australian Stock Saddle Co
987, Malibu, CA.
Congratulations on coming up with a pad that has great
merit. I rode heavily with the pad on very rough country over two
days, on two different horses. On purpose I chose a saddle that did not fit well on either horse. After four hours on each
horse, neither indicated discomfort. I highly recommend this pad on saddles with marginal fit. Colin Dangaard,
Stock Saddle Co.
Riders with uncomfortable
horses see a difference in their animals within MINUTES, not Months !
Any Questions or Problems in ordering? Click below and Len will
get back with you. If solving your saddling problems were simple, everyone would do it! Len does just that,
full time, for horsemen all over the world. EMAIL Len at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Len's Phone # is 816-625-0333
The CorrecTOR is a Patented weight
that fixes 90% of saddling problems &
saves you many $1,000's in new saddles that don't always work.
KEEP IN MIND THESE LIMITATIONS: A WIDE/FLAT ANGLED SADDLETREE CAN PINCH THRU ANYTHING INCLUDING THE PROTECTOR PAD
ON A WITHERED HORSE.
BUMPS ARE NOT FULLY FIXED with The PROTECTOR PAD.
TOO WIDE OF TREE > BARS ARE FLATTENED, NOT SPREAD!
WIDE TREE ANGLES PINCH MORE THAN ANY OTHER.
15H avg. backed horse with too much CURVE IN BARS!
Horse's back is up an inch at the walk. This tree is already a Rocking Chair !
THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM
SEEN IN SADDLES TODAY! The mold shown here is a 15 H horse I owned with a good back. The Tree is too curved in the bars and
flat in the angle at front! That Angle will do nothing but pinch at the top of the bars. Many Full Quarter
Horse bars have this very same problem!!
the front balance shims so the more you add, the more contact you gain at the foot of the bars in front. At the same
time, you remove pressure at the
top area of the bars where the
"pinch" takes place!
It's the shims being dropped down from the top more every
layer you add that stops the pinching of the average saddle. .
That means less pinch
at the top of the="wide tree bars". Tree & saddlemakers seldom widen a tree, they just flatten the angle as
in this picture.
Life is about solving problems. The
Cinch is a problem we overlook because we don't palpate our horses at the front edge of the Cinch. You don't
have to have open sores or a swollen lump to have behavior and performance Problems from your animals sensitive barrel.
Performance horses and Mules have problems here continually. When the saddle rolls, the Cinch Pinches & Bites. Check
your animal today.
Do you have trouble with your saddle rolling when ROPING a big STEER?
A customer with a broken back and a low withered Q.Horse can now get on without his saddle being over tightened. He just uses
the Never*Tight Cinch.
The NEVER~TIGHT Cinch is confronting a problem most horsemen just
give up on; STOPPING SADDLE ROLLING AND CINCH SORING ON THE ROUND BACKED PERFORMANCE HORSE.
It gets ahold of the animal at the sternum and under the buckles at the
top. Like a little saddle under the barrel it is stable and not slipping side to side.
The NEAR~TIGHT cinch is half the cost of the Never~Tight and holds
the saddle stable without PINCHING for most horse and riding situations. It is more flexible and still made on a curve.
Without the plastic core of the Never~Tight, it works on any animal. It is not as aggressive with the
holding power but is all most saddling situations need.
When riders have a problem with their horse's performance or
attitude they just blame it on the SADDLE or the PAD. BARREL RACERS, CUTTERS, Dressage riders, Jumpers, ROPERS, MULE
riders: they often have soreness at the front edge of their animal's girths. The PROBLEM: how to hold that
saddle on while it is on a round backed horse or mule. The CorrecTOR with the Shims to take the Rock
& Roll out of the tree helps. ...(It doesn't do it all on the low withered very round animal.)... Cinching too
tight causes the sorness at the front edge of the girth. Not tight enough causes the same problem quite often because
of the rubbing side to side. The area affected is from the Elbow Up to the Buckle at the top of the Cinch. Just take the tips
of your fingers and palpate your horse along the front edge of the cinch. If your animal shows discomfort
by flinching you'll know what is foremost on his mind when being asked to turn. Does your Cutting horse refuse to do a
TurnBack in one direction? A heading horse will dodge off, the healer will do the same or not face the steer. The
Barrel horse will drop in a turn most often to the right.
I've changed girths on horses like this and it fixed their problem immediatly. For
your animals comfort and performance and for your convenience & safety get a EITHER a NEAR~THIGHT or a NEVER~TIGHT
Cinch. Thanks, Len PS> I've make Near~Tight in English also.
This Girth has a core of Aircraft
Plastic molded to a shape it took me 2 years to perfect. The inside lining is Soft Shoe Sole Crepe. The outer layer is
Hermann Oak Drum dyed Skirting. Hardware is Stainless Steel. Using a latigo on both sides is preferred because this
Cinch doesn't slide around your animals barrel. Just tighten enough to line the buckles up with the latigo strap.
They rotate easily in their mounting so as not to pull your saddle or cinch out of position. It has the flared shape
of the animals barrel. It's wider and rounder than your animal at the flat of the Ribs. You pull the buckles
to the animal as you cinch up. Contact that stabilizes is all that's necessary their. The Pressure is at the sternum where
then animal can deal with it. The Never*Tight Cinch is a big advancement that wouldn't have happened if I
hadn't keep at the Problem I knew existed. Regards, Len Brown
The NEVER~TIGHT XXXX Cinch
is for the really round backed animal where saddle rolling is a major problem. Competition riders like Ropers and Barrel Racers
often need the NEVER~TIGHT XXXX Cinch. It works for the Roper & Barrel Racer and the Trailriders or Endurance.
I just made the Four X NEVER~TIGHT more flexible and thinner. I also lowered the price $60. That way it doesn't squeeze
you so much either. Len
This Cinch is built on a Curve, it holds well.
because it's not a flat strap it doens't pinch at the front edge like most cinches!
IN 1985 LEN BROWN DESIGNED NO PINCH TWIST BARS
Go to the new page BLACK MESA TREE PAGE,
Black Mesa Saddletree was
bought by myself and my son Derek. Derek is running the tree operation. We have now have trees with new & improved bars
and angles. These trees are NEW to the horseworld. They are based on SADDLETREE patterns that I have made
over the LAST 33 years. This continual improvement process has made BLACK MESA TREES the best for the horse and
the most comfortable for the rider. COMBINED WITH> "The CorrecTOR Saddling System", you can now have
the best for your horses! A saddle is only as good as it's tree! The BAR GEOMETRY on my trees put's
you closer to the horse than most TREELESS SADDLES. They ELIMINATE THE PINCHING OF WITHERS at the same time.
When you click to enter the store above or below, you will see a screeen with a list of items....Click
on the one you are interested in to get to the store for that category.
Join the thousands that won't ride without their ProTecTOR. Your
horse will thank you after you do. Len
38901 E Colbern
Oak Grove, MO.
Call 816 625 0333
or click into the store below.
The money back guarantee on
the ProTecTOR for US and Canadian customers: Follow the Balance shims 1 page of intructions and ride for up to 30
days. If you're not fully satisfied, Give Len a call for a return authorization number, put
it in the original box and pay for the return shipping. You will receive a Credit for the price you paid for the
ProTector pad minus a 20% restocking fee.