SPECIAL> PROTECTOR PADS have the
1/8" Wool LINER PAD included, no extra charge. You can go to the bottom of
any page to CLICK and ENTER my store. Enjoy, Len & feel
free to call me at 816 806 4742 with any questions or to order your ProTecTOR PAD.
"The Bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness
of low price is forgotten." Benjamin Franklin
If you have a sore horse from saddle soring etc.,
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. The 2018 PROTECTOR Models have the horse-shaped plastic shields recessed
in an 1/8" layer of felt. This makes a smoother transition around the 1/10" thick shields.
The ROPER & THINNER REINER PAD LOOK THE SAME.
GET AN EASY-KEEPER 1/8" WOOL LINER PAD TOO !
A 17" Cutter tree & the SHIELDS INSIDE PROTECTOR
It's the horse's shape & doesn't bite at the edges inside pad. .
CONTOURED PROTECTOR COMES IN 30/32/34 INCH SIZES
THE ONLY PAD WITH 3" ELASTIC WITHER RELIEF for a more ATTENTIVE HORSE.
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.
SIZES: 30, 32, 34, inch, WOOL FELT LINER AVAILABLE
A FLEXIBLE LEVER IN FRONT THE SHIELDS KEEP TREE OFF OF SHOULDERS !
What's the difference between the ORIGINAL PROTECTOR & THE 2018 PRO CUTTER & CONTOURED
THE PROTECTOR WAS CUT FROM ONE PIECE OF MATERIAL FOR
YEARS. IT WORKS WELL & THE SHIELDS ARE
ON TOP OF THE FLEECE & A 1/4"
LAYER OF FELT. THE 1/4" THICK BLACK SKIRTING WEARLEATHERS ARE SEWN
BOTTOM. It makes a durable & long lasting Saddle Pad.
The 2018 PRO
CUTTER & CONTOURED MODELS: start with a layer of fleece & dense 1/8" felt. THEN A LAYER OF
1/8" FELT WITH CUT-OUTS for the PROTECTIVE SHIELDS is next. THAT LEAVES A SMOOTH TRANSITION,
YOU DON'T FEEL THE SHIELDS.
TO SUPPORT the PAD ON THE WITHERS
the 2018 has 3 LAYERS of 3" wide ELASTIC WEBBING. They work progressively to
PRESSURE at the VERY FRONT ON THE WITHERS OF A HORSE. The Rear of the 2018 is held together with
thick leather that sits above the animal's spine. The WEARLEATHERS are SOFTER OIL TANNED LEATHER, SEWN
ONLY AT THE TOP & 1/2 way down the ends. They give a soft transition to your horse. NYLON NETTING & another
LAYER OF 1/8" FELT lie ABOVE the PROTECTIVE 1/10" THICK AIRCRAFT PLASTIC SHIELDS FINISH
THE PADS in both>
the ORIGINAL & 2018 MODELS. The REINER & ROPER have a layer
of British Double Butt LEATHER holding them at the
top center. The ELLIPTICAL CUT IS IN
THAT ONE FULL LENGTH LAYER OF LEATHER ABOVE THE SPINE with a wide center channel.
FOR SIZING, GET A PROTECTOR PAD THAT IS 5 TO 6 INCHES LONGER THAN YOUR SADDLE. Regards, Len Brown
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.
CROOKED STIRRUPS KEEP YOUR FEET INLINE WITH HORSE.
MOST RIDERS UNKNOWINGLY PUSH THEIR HORSES ON VIA TOES OUT RIDING.
A new Product, the Crooked stirrup, here's how it works>
When using these stirrups the weight is placed on the outside of your foot. That helps turn your foot inward at the front.
In doing that it relaxes your thigh muscles and gently wraps your leg around the horse. Like a bow-legged Cowboy you are in
a neutral position & not giving any natural aids to your horse. What most folks don't know is, turning the toes out
is a natural aid to push the horse forward. You don't have to touch him with your heel, it is a tightening of the inside
thigh muscles that does this. So if your horse isn't be cued on with signal to move forward while holding him back with
the reins, he can listen to your use of the NATURAL AIDS if you know the basics? Right toe out & he should turn right.
Sitting still & pick up the reins, turn both toes out & he should back. You've checked him from moving forward,
asked him to move & he has to place to go but back. Crooked stirrups HELP TO PUT YOUR FEET & LEGS IN A NEUTRAL POSITION
SO AS NOT TO PUSH THE HORSE ON CONTINUALLY. Call Len to ORDER, they are not in the store yet. $199 is what they sell
for. They take a 2.5 or 3 inch stirrup strap. Foot area is 3" deep & 5" wide. 816 806 4742 Len
The 3 position rigging is simple to use, shown here or the in-skirt
3 slots, the CENTER DEE or slot is used 90% of the time. The front loop is to make the last wrap to the cinch to keep a saddle
from sliding back. The rear loop is to pull the saddle forward & seldom needed. Just make 2 wraps from center to cinch,
take the 3 wrap thru the front loop & buckle up. That essentially gives you a full forward rigging pull to the cinch buckle.
Downhill horses, young horses or mules with little shoulder, these are the ones that sometimes need the front loop or slot
to hold the saddle back. Most of the time you are using the default center position only.
YOUR LATIGO WORKS AT CENTER ON 75% OF HORSES .
When the PATRIOT BREAKS IN IT BECOMES YOUR HORSE !
Attention Saddle buyers: Due to LEN BROWN'S CUSTOM BLACK MESA SADDLES being stolen
at an increased rate, MICRO CHIPS ARE NOW INSTALLED IN ALL NEW SADDLES
FROM LEN BROWN'S CUSTOM TREE & SADDLE.
YOU WILL RECEIVE BAR CODE IDS & NUMBERS WITH YOUR SADDLE. THEN IT CAN BE IDENTIFIED WITH ANY COMMON SCANNER USED BY POLICE
OR VETS. THANK YOU, LEN BROWN
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.
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
Then 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 Rocking up & down
in the front & stop much of rolling side to side!
The Plastic Shields Protect shoulders in the downhill while
holding the saddle from sliding forward! The more prominent the shoulders the more effective
the 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
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.
Just one ProTecTOR goes from horse to horse, Mule to Mule
& saddle to saddle-Not Custom Fitted! It's literally self adjusting so it helps to position the same saddle individually
for each horse you put it on.
NO Delrin Flex Panels, NO Bounce, NO Loin Rubbing! The NEMESIS
of flex panel systems!
CONTACT! The Protector requires NO padding above it.
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 week. We make
most product as it's ordered. I hope you enjoy the site, Len 816
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.
Len Brown started
Ortho-Flex saddle company in 1984. He & Lisa Dawes had just ridden 3000 miles thru the west in 1982 with 3 pack horses
& 2 they rode. After 8 months they brought back all the horses in better shape than they started in. Len's motto was
: "putting the horse first". He has traveled the world and has 4 ortho Flex Panel patents, 3 other horse
related patents issued in his name and last the Corrector System Patent. 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 a number of negatives! His final attempt: the Corrector Saddle Foundation system, in a PAD, has performed
beyond his standards and is the same basic system 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 Neoprene & 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.
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: <email@example.com>
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.
THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM
SEEN IN SADDLES TODAY! The PICTURE ON THE RIGHT is a tree on the mold of a 15 H horse I owned with an average back. The Tree
bars are flat in the angle at front! That Angle will do nothing but pinch at the top of the bars. THAT PINCH
GETS WORSE AS THE BACK LIFTS WITH EVERY STRIDE OF THE HINDQUARTERS AT SPEED. Most all SADDLETREE BARS have this
very same problem, FULL Q/H Bar TREES ARE MUCH WORSE IN PINCHING THAN THIS. WIDE GULLETS DON'T FIX THIS PROBLEM OF BAR
ANGLE IN TODAY'S SADDLES, THEY JUST MULTIPLY the PROBLEM.
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.
The NEVER~TIGHT XXXX Cinch
is for the round backed animal where saddle rolling is a major problem. It works equally well on withered animals that are
sore at the front edge of their cinch. 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
THE INNER IS LATIGO LEATHER WITH STITCHS INLAIDED
With FLARE & CURVE 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,
My Black Mesa Saddletree improved
bars and angles with " THE NO PINCH TWIST" 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 PROTECTOR 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 while PROVIDING
A NARROW WAIST SEAT FOR THE RIDER. YOUR HIPS WON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'VE BEEN ON A 50 GALLON DRUM.
CLICK ON THE BOX BELOW TO ENTER THE STORE. This PORTAL IS at the bottom of every page.
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.