The CorrecTOR Home: Pg.1Never-Tight TackQuestions & The FixNEVER~TIGHT CINCHES & the New CRUPPERPg. 2: LEN & LISA'S 3,000 MILE HORSEBACK TRIPPg. 3 BLACK MESA SADDLETREESPg.4: WESTERN DRESSAGE HEREPg.5: SADDLE-FITTING MYTHS!Pg.6: Treatise on SADDLES, Reg. PADS, & CORRECTOR,Pg.7: Using Balance ShimsPg.8: Palpating the Saddlesore horsePg.9: Saddling:The One-sided Horse 15 minute FIXPg.10: The ProTecTOR WESTERNPg. 11,THE TEAM ROPERS Page.Rope To WinPg. 12: BARREL RACERS ONLYPg.13: MODELS OF PROTECTOR PADS HERE !Pg. 14:SADDLES BY LEN BROWNPg. 15:TRAIL RIDING MISTAKES !Pg. 16: MULE RIDERS WELCOMED HEREPg. 17 The NEVER~TIGHT & NEAR~TIGHT GIRTHSPg. 18: Diary of happy horses and riders.Pg. 19 : More Miracles in Saddle-fit Performed by the Corrector!Pg. 20 : A few of the Hundreds of testimonials!Pg. 21 : Riders tell of saddlefit problems fixed:Pg. 22 : THE PROTECTOR ENGLISHPg. 23 : What's WRONG WITH ENGLISH SADDLES & CIRCLE -Y FLEX TREES?Pg.24 : HOW-TO: English Horsemanship BASICSPg.25 : Equine Vets give feedback on the CorrectorPg. 26 : HORSEMEN'S FEEDBACK & PICTURESPg. 27 : Horsemen's saddle fitting woes!Pg. 28 : More SADDLEFITTING Testimonials!Pg. 29 : REBUILDING: ORTHO-FLEX and OTHER FLEX- PANEL SADDLES !Pg. 30 : FLAWED TUCKER SADDLE Make-Over!Pg. 31 : FLAWED Arkansas ORTHO-FLEX & AMERA-FLEX EXPOSEDPg. 32 : THE CSI PAD, ANATOMY OF A PATENT KNOCKOFFPG:33 100's of TESTIMONIALS

If you ride gaited or a Spanish Horse, finally a saddle with a seat that allows you to be balanced, close, and comfortable all at the same time. The Tree bars are from my ORTHO-FLEX PREMIER DRESSAGE SADDLE. THE FORK & CANTLE ARE FROM MY O/FLEX SPANISH DRESSAGE. THE PREMIER SPANISH TRAIL IS SECURE, SHORT, AND VERSATILE. MORE PICTURES AND INFO WILL BE ON PAGE 14 : "SADDLES BY LEN BROWN".

SINCE I STOPPED MAKING THE O/FLEX FOR PASO RIDERS?
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THEY HAVE BEEN FLOODED WITH FREEDOM SADDLES & OTHERS. the REAL THING IS BACK.

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PERFECT WADE 15 in. SHORT, CLOSE, LITE, STRONG !
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LIFETIME LEN'S BLACK MESA TREE, NARROW WAIST SEAT> HORSES & MULES LOVE IT.

Our Perfect WADE rises above all others.My OLD ORTHO-FLEX type seat construction has 3/8in. Neoprene padding.  The Fork is my exclusive but more important,the bars are my Futurity Cutter Bars. I developed them in 1998 for short round backs, thick low withers, a twist to get a hold on round backs & not drop on thin withered horses. These thin bars have a narrow waist for rider & wide gullet for the horse. They give you a centered ride. The Cantle is from the Ugly Betty Roper and can be made with the straight pencil Roll cantle binding. It lets you strap more against the cantle that way.  As far as your horse is concerned, the bars are 10 times more important than fork or cantle in any saddle. They are transferring your weight to the horse as he moves underneath. It it's comfortable for you then you are relaxed and moving with your horse.  The Perfect WADE has a 7 inch wide gullet and this 15in.saddle is only 24" long.  Weight is 21# Border tooled, 23# full carved with slightly thicker leather. The rigging is my 3 point hitch. It's free of lumps & bumps, and adapts your saddle to any horse with ease.  The seat sizes are: 15,16,17 inch. Len Brown   

DOUBLE SKIRTING, LIFETIME TREE, 3" STIRRUP STRAPS
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TWISTED BLEVINS, #4 DALLY POST, 7.5 in GULLET

This home page is long and gives you an overview of  products and some unique features. There are 34 pages listed at the left of here and every page. They range from English riding to: Roping, Barrel Racing , Dressage, & Endurance racing, .A lot about TRAIL Riding and MULES is included as well.
    Pages 5,6,8,and 9 will give you information on saddling, tracking your horse's progress, and the problems with saddling that are the horse and how to fix the horse's physical problem. They are a necessary read for every horseman.  
The store is where you find all the prices with pictures and detailed information on each item.. Down from here large black print is a gateway to the store, or there is a box inviting you at the bottom of every page. To read the details on any item, go to the store and CLICK ON THE PICTURE of the item you are interested in. You will get the info on that item, the size you need & other details. That doesn't order the item until you go to the top of the screen and click on "CHECK OUT". It's easy to order from and it is a secure site monitored by Security Metrics.   Thank you, Len Brown > 816 625 0333.. PS> I'm the only one that sees your personal info when you order!

The Bull Derm is a saddle style of old. The name is a take-off of an extremely popular very old roll your own cigarette tobacco. Bull Moose is a common name for the wide undercut swell fork. It's a fork made to keep you in the saddle. The similarities to saddles of old don't end there. The skirts are kept short. A 17" saddle is normally 29" long or more. This 17" Bull Derm is only 26" long. The seat has 3/8" neoprene foam under the leather. It is made on a layer of skirting leather that was molded to the seat of this tree. Then the foam followed by the seat leather and last the seat Jockeys or Seat skirts are glued to the edges of the above. Then the assembled seat is removed and sewn by machine to make it a unit. No one makes saddles this way. I developed this time consuming method during my Ortho-Flex years. It makes a saddle that is more comfortable and lasts a lifetime. 

 Next let's talk about the skirts and how they are designed. The base layer is an 8 oz. thickness skirting. It is quite flexible and all top grain. It is shaped and attached to the bars with the center channel left open. This 8 oz layer leaves a very flexible skirt under your thigh and legs. To get the strength for a working saddle I put a layer of 13 oz leather all around the  outer shape of the skirt. You can see the 2 layers in the one photo. The ends of the heavy layer are separated to cover the top of the bars front and rear. They are hand stitched around the bar ends and held with screws on the top layer. The round 3" stainless Rings are held with strands of latigo braid going thru 7 holes. There is a layer of Rawhide under the 13oz top layer. It is a strong dropped bump free rigging. Few saddlemakers can do the braiding you see here. The horn is "your choice"? This saddle has the NO. 4 Dally Post roping horn. The Wade Post looks great on this saddle as well.

   The bars are from my UGLY BETTY ROPER.  The 3" wide stirrup straps go over the bars with full grooves for them on the underside. The stirrup straps at the bottom of the fender are twisted and bound. This leaves your stirrups standing 90 degrees for easy access and no breaking of the fenders. The BULL DERM has a Package Price that gives you everything you see and more. Just go to the store & check it out. 

    

MAKING THIS WAY REQUIRES MAKING MY OWN TREE
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ONCE BROKEN-IN, YOU FEEL YOUR HORSE. THE STRONGEST CLOSEST RIGGING

Thousands of people make saddles, I make saddles work!

If you've been chasing the saddle-fitting Monkey and your're about broke, Relax. If you read pages 5 & pg. 9, then you'll have a clear picture of what your problems are & how to fix them. My saddles are the best but I don't like to send one out without a ProtecTOR Pad. Western  & English , you can keep the saddle you have and save 1,000's. When you want to feel your horse while being more balanced and comfortable yourself, step-up to one of my saddles. You'll be amazed by the improvement in your horse's performance & behavior when you do. From the major saddletree improvements to the details of saddlemaking your animal will notice immediately. Len Brown  816 625 0333

THE GEOMETRY OF SADDLES EXPLAINED HERE
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TOO MANY OF TODAY'S SADDLES HAVE THE PROBLEMS EXPLAINED HERE.

1/10 inch THICK AIRCRAFT INTERIOR PLASTIC> SHIELDS
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A FLEXIBLE LEVER IN FRONT THE SHIELDS KEEP TREE OFF OF SHOULDERS !

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 bending 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.  

CLICK HERE To ENTER the STORE! >Click on the product you're interested in to go to that part of the store. For details on an item, click:add to basket to learn before you order. My store is hosted by the largest: Earthlink & Miva Merchant. VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER or MASTERCARD can make it a PAIN>FREE EXPERIENCE for you and YOUR HORSE. You can also call 816 625 0333 & I will take your order over the phone or answer questions about product.

Questions & answers on: the 3 point rigging you see below and on many of my saddles. 

A few of my saddles with the 3 point-hitch are: the Perfect Wade, Cowboy Dressage, Patriot & 1/2 Breed Patriot,  Premier Spanish Trail, GRIP Barrel & Pocket model. If you notice, the Nylon hand made latigo straps are attached in the center slot on each side. That is basically  the 3/4 rigging position and is all you need to be concerned using unless in the following cases. 1. When a saddle slips back too far as you ride. Then take your latigo to the REAR slot on the last wrap to the Cinch buckle. It's best to slightly tightening the center strap & then pull "out" on the latigo to buckle at the cinch. Do this on both sides & your saddle will be pulled forward! Or in reverse; For saddles that slide forward & up over the shoulders like in the downhill & smooth shouldered horse. At that time, you take the Latigo to the front slot on the last wrap at the Cinch Buckle. Do it on both sides & you can hold a saddle back as never before. It's quick, has no bulk with my special extra long Nylon straps, and holds a saddle like glue. The slots are in 2 layers of saddle skirting with a Rawhide layer sandwiched in between them. The front & rear slots are cut angled toward the center so as to line up with the Cinch Buckle.  Len 

BULK FREE RIGGING IS MONO-FLAP & ADJUSTABLE
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CENTER TO CENTER 75% OF THE TIME, FRONT OR REAR D'S FOR ADJUSTABILITY

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This Protector Pad has the top layer 1/8th inch layer of polyester felt, that hold the shims in place, folded down to expose the Protective shields. The netting you see above them holds them to the hollow spacer material below. This spacer is feather light and made up from millions of loops of tiny monofilament fishing line. Each loop is caught in a synthetic weave that you can see thru and none of these components absorb moisture. So squeeze the loops, watch them bounce back, it is now a padding that you can blow smoke thru. Heat transfer is the best and your pad can't get wet in the core. The Balance shims (not shown) are 1/4" extremely dense polyester felt. They never squish out from years of pressure under tree bars. They also never extend beyond the Protective shields.  They are little terraced  wedges that adjust your balance on the horse you are riding. Your animal never feels them as they take the extra curvature out of your saddle. It is then stabilized and the riders weight is put in the seat, not the stirrups.  The aircraft interior Plastic shields have enough area to carry all of the riders weight on only the shields. They are the patented core of the Corrector & Protector. 

A single unit: TheProTecTOR Pad is softer & closer
DIS-ASSEMBLED TO VIEW THE INNER WORKING COMPONENTS OF THE PATENTED CORRECTOR SHIELDS.
This PROTECTOR HAS BEEN DIS-ASSEMBLED TO LET YOU VIEW THE INNER WORKS.

OPERATING IN EUROPE, 33 YRS EXPERIENCE, LEN BROWN
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SADDLE-FIT IS A LOSERS GAME COSTING BILLIONS = NOTHING THAT WORKS!

The Salient Dressage? A lady from England bought a Fresian Stud Dressage horse from Germany. One thing she found after a couple of years saddle search. There is nothing that Europe has to offer that would let her horse perform as he knew how. She even had special carbon fiber trees & saddles built on them but to no avail. Finally a call to me after the Protector Pad helped but didn't completely solve her problem. Would I make a tree that would "WORK" for her horse? That put me to work and brought about the Salient. When I owned ORTHO-FLEX I was taken fairly serious in the Dressage and English market. A generation has past and I can't believe I've had no response concerning this saddle. My old Ortho-Flex saddles were a reasonably good seat, but nothing compared to this saddle. I guess I'll have to get among a few Warmblood owners and let them ride it. It will create a revolution in English saddlery once they do. Regards, Len Brown 

A HEAD WITH REAL SHAPE & FUNCTION FOR ALL HORSES
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34 YEARS OF PERSISTENCE IN DESIGN & FUNCTION FOR YOUR HORSE IS HERE

TheProTecTOR HAS REPLACED THE already GREAT CorrecTOR. YOU, MY CUSTOMERS, HAVE BROUGHT THIS ABOUT FROM your DEMAND FOR THE ProTecTOR. It is :  Closer, Softer,& Lighter, it 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. A tough Nylon NETTING over the SHIELDS is Sewn to hold them in place. There is a 1/4" layer of hollow see thru padding under the Protective Shields. It absorbs no moisture and lets air & heat pass easily. Extremely light & strong , it doesn't lose its soft squish over time.. It was formerly in my Sweat-free pads.  The ProTecTOR is preferred over the CorrecTOR by all the TOP ROPERS that have tried it.  A full time working cowboy in British Columbia has 4 Correctors, got 1 ProTecTOR and is ordering 2 more in January. 
    It is also IDEAL for English Riders. I've been sending them out for most of 2012 with great response. The English Protectors are Std. with Wool Felt in place of fleece. There will be a wool Fleece option soon. The water resistant 1/8" Wool Felt is $30 extra over the std. Polyester Fleece I've used for years.   Enjoy, Len  

DIAMOND EDITION UGLY BETTY, FALL SPECIAL, NO EXTRA
UGLY BETTY NOW STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD.
UGLY BETTY NOW STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD,

The differences between the Ugly Betty and the Low Down Ropers?

The first difference is the FORK of UGLY BETTY. It is 1/2" higher and slightly rounded. The horn standard on Ugly Betty is the NO. 4 dally Post. It leans forward some. It's an old style Roping horn. I have some people that order the DM8 for their Ugly Betty. The DM8 is standard on the Low Down Roper. It is a more straight up horn that has a bit of lip at the rear.

    The Ugly Betty cantle is 3/4" higher, wider, and has a deeper pocket than the Low Down Roper. The Roper that wants to be held in to the max likes the Ugly Betty Cantle. The Roper that doens't want to feel a cantle bumping him from the rear likes the Low Down. It flows more like a tall Cutting Cantle. From the pictures you can't quite see the differences I'm describing. The higher fork is more natural to many ropers, especially for large men. Clay Cooper likes the Low Down. He says it's good for heading and heeling. 

    Keep in mind, the BARS are the same. They are set up the on my leveling table to the same specs. That makes for a dependable saddle that gives consistent results for your horses. Len

My MOST POPULAR> THE LOW DOWN ROPER, 14.5 TREE
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FULL TWIST BARS=OUT @TOP, IN AT BOTTOM,

The ROPERS Xmas WISH, ALL ProTecTORs work the same
The PROtecTOR TEXAS STAR PAD as Used in the NFRoping by Clay
Some JUST STAND OUT & make a statement to the WORLD.

The LIGHTNING POCKET! SHE LOVED THE GRIP STYLE
THE LIGHTNING POCKET IS GRIP LEATHER ON A POCKET WITH SOME BLING.
WHEN SHE SAT IN THE POCKET, REBECCA TALKED ME INTO JOINING THE 2 SADDLES.

FEEL THE GRIP> 12.5,13.5,14.5,15.5,16.5 sizes.
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IT'S SHORT, CLOSE, LIGHT, AND WILL GO FROM HORSE TO HORSE.

 "It was time to make a new BREED of saddle. I spend a lot of time and effort in making my saddletrees. They are a great ride: bare tree, horse, rider. So when thinking "How can I get a close ride like it is on a bare tree"? Since you need leather for a few things, I questioned "leather is always slick" what can be done about "broken-in" Slick roughout seats?  My thoughts: Slots, grooves like ribs, flexibility, tough flexible Buffalo underneath. With that in mind I gave the design work and tree to my son, Derek Brown. I told him make it a racing saddle, keep it close, don't copy just create something functional and classy. I looked at his patterns stuck to the tree. I said "GREAT"!  The GRIP is made on my Futurity Cutter Bars. You can order in 14, 15, 16, 17" seat sizes. The leather will be as you see it in rough out but the seat can be changed to smooth instead of suede out. There is 3/8ths of Neoprene foam in the seat. The horn is your choice, look on my Black Mesa Tree page to shop for what you like. A leather covered horn is no extra charge. You can see the leather covered version of the Full Grip horn on my Pocket Barrel Racer. I always tilt a barrel horn more forward & the taller Full Grip horn is designed curved and mounted more forward to let you get down and fast without being skewered by the horn.  Have your GRIP Saddle built the way you want, get in and feel your horse and get a grip on your saddle for the 1st time!  Len Brown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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My In-Flap rigging is close with no bumps for you or your horse. It is dropped but not so much as I used to do with OrthoFlex. The center dee is used alone in most cases. It holds well with 2 or 3 loops thru the Cinch buckle. When needed you can take that last loop thru the front Dee or Slot to hold your saddle back. If you want to pull your saddle forward, then take the last loop of your latigo to the rear slot or loop and buckle up. Just a little peace of mind via engineering for the possible needs of any horse / saddle combination. Rigging is so important in positioning your saddle.   

Majestic Patriot with matching Thigh Rolls
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Get your matching Thigh Rolls for your Wade or Patriot saddle.

YOUR LATIGO WORKS AT CENTER ON 75% OF HORSES .
THE FLAP BECOMES YOUR HORSE WHEN IT'S RIDDEN ENOUGH.
When the PATRIOT BREAKS IN IT BECOMES YOUR HORSE !
The BAREBACK CUT SKIRTS >CONTACT LIKE NEVER BEFORE
COWBOY DRESSAGE, 15.5 is only 24" long & 21 lbs.
THE SHORTER THE SADDLE THE EASIER IT IS TO SADDLE ANY HORSE.

The saddle has arrived here in the United Kingdom.
   Please tell your son it is the most beautifully made saddle I have ever owned! I'll let you know how I get on with it, but having just sat in it, I don't think I will be parting with it in my lifetime.. Angie Cort
  her comment on the E.T. Hybrid..

A story from James Camp, a Cattle Station in North Australia:
       Hi Len, I bought a CorrecTOR pad from you 2 yrs ago. I have meant to send you feedback but wanted to give it a thorough trial first!
  I was brought up riding English, where 1 saddle was fitted to 1 horse. I was a riding instructor, so saw a lot of variations on badly fitting saddles come through the gate. After I completed my degree in Equine Science, I went backpacking for a year and ended up working on a north Australian Cattle station mustering on horseback. Out here, it's not unheard of to be sitting on your horse from dark till dark and my plant of horses ranged from a 14H Quarter to a 16.2H TB type. I had one saddle that was expected to fit on this range of horses for these extreme lengths of time and I was expecting them to work well for me. No wonder the Stations get these "Rogue" horses.
    I ended up marrying into the station, so I've been here for 6yrs now. In that time I've spent a fortune on different pads and, for that matter saddles. It was a constant headache swapping one pad to another, trying to keep my horses as happy as possible - avoiding pressure sores, heat rashes, and girth galls when working hard in humid conditions. 
   I bought a CorrecTOR at the start of the mustering season & gave it what could be called a thorough trial. It is now the ONLY PAD I've used for 2 full seasons mustering, including competing in campdrafting,rodeo games, barrel racing and bush racing. This thing gets a work out - as I mentioned we do long days in harsh conditions and my one saddle goes on all shapes and sizes of horses. 
   What made me finally write to you and think you is three experiences this year; 
   Firstly, I brought my farorite mare back into work after foaling.She has always been girthy and has a bit of a dodgy back with a very long sloping scapula & withers. Since coming back after her year off, past damages have healed and she has been a rock when I tack up with your pad now.
  Secondly, I recently moved into town and started riding my sister-in-law's ex racehorse. I jumped on in her English tack and admittedly poorly fitting saddle & found all things associated with ageing T/Breds - a bit stiff to strart off with, slightly crooked, etc.etc.. The next time I threw on my own tack. The difference was immediate. As soon as he moved off he was swinging thru the back, his tail was loose and he was much less crooked. Within two rides he stopped throwing his head every time I made a downward transition. This was such a huge difference I asked  a friend to throw the CorrecTOR pad on his horse, just for interest's sake.....
     He said the difference was incredible. His moody mare was again a different horse. I believe he is buying a CorrecTOR off you now as we speak.
    I don't generally bother writing feedback like this and this is not false praise. I feel I've given the CorrecTOR a pretty thorough testing. I've tried and tested endless gizmos, gadgets and gimmicks in my time, but the CorrecTOR has really Proved itself. 
   Hope all is well,   Many thanks, Barb at: JAMES CAMP, North Australia..

The NEW UPGRADE "The ProTecTOR" has been 90% of my orders. It the same price it has been selling at for 2 years. By building the Corrector into the Envelope pad there is; Less bulk, a lighter and easier Pad to Clean. It is softer for your horse and absorbs no moisture above the sweat free layer under the Protective Shields.. It's been tested and comes out a winner.. Enjoy, Len ..... PS> this is why the great CorrecTOR pad now has special pricing until my materials inventory is reduced to a normal level.  The Corrector's weight distributing system is the same as the Protector's. The Protective shields are the same. Grab one for an extra Pad at this price while you can.

A ProTecTOR Pad with TOP FLAP OPENED TO VIEW
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ADD PROTECTOR UPGRADE TO ANY CORRECTOR ORDER.

This ProTecTOR, with outer felt layer not sewn & folded down, shows what's visible from the top opening as you place Balance Sims over the Patented Protective Shields. You can see some Shims at the top on the other side of the pad shown here.
   The Envelope Pads are the same on the outside as are the balance shims and the pocket they are used in.  The white felt CorrecTOR is gone and the Protective Shields are placed into the ProtecTOR Pad sewn under the nylon netting you see above. Special collapsible column,  open padding a 1/4" thick is under the shields. 
   Just always striving for the best, Len  Brown  

The POCKET Barrel Saddle is short, Light, secure and comfortable. It does not pop up in the rear when cinching. The DROPPED SKIRT'S  rigging slots are reinforced with rawhide + the open yoke plate around the outer edge of the skirt. It slips over the top of the bar ends front & rear. This leaves a strong flexible dropped skirt with: NO BUMPS, LUMPS, Metal PLATES or STIFF SPOTS, YOU JUST FEEL YOUR HORSE & THAT'S ALL !
 The owner of this very saddle told her dad: "I had to look down while riding occasionally, to see if I was in a saddle! It felt like I was bareback." The narrow waist and close contact bars under the rider let you feel your horse from your upper thighs down. The deeply notched fork has a groove for the thighs when you're forward. This saddle feels like nothing you've ever ridden. The 16.5" seat size shown only weighed 20#s with stirrups. Step up to make you and your horse the best with "The POCKET". Regards, Len Brown  

The Patriot has a 3/8" layer of foam rubber with a layer of upholstry leather over it on the bottom of the saddletree. It leaves close contact but a touch of soft and longer life than fleece.

 
The COWBOY DRESSAGE saddle shown is a 16" seat size and only weighs 22lbs. At 24" 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
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The large inlaid concho is a hand cut classy makers plate .
16" Cowboy Dressage Birdeye
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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
SKIRT IS CUT OPEN WITH SOFT LEATHER SEWN ABOVE THE SHEEPSKIN LINING! YOUR THIGH FEELS YOUR HORSE!
THE ELK IS ON THE SHEEPSKIN LINING, SKIRT IS CUT UP TO BARS ABOVE! YOUR THIGH FEELS YOUR HORSE!

The LOW~DOWN ROPER,PROTECTOR PAD, BLACKMESA TREE!
LOW DOWN ROPER 14.5" THE BEST YOU CAN GET
7.75in. Gullet, tested by top ropers, go to ROPERS PAGE FOR MORE INFO.

3 POINT HITCH =CENTER TO FRONT HOLDS SADDLE BACK,
CENTER TO FRONT:HOLDS SADDLE BACK / CENTER TO REAR PULLS FORWARD!
CENTER TO REAR PULLS SADDLE FORWARD! ALL 3 ON A MULE IN THIS PICTURE.

The NearTight Cinch is a touch of what I've done with girths for 22 years. A girth that really works without biting into the horse on the front edge. It's thinner than my old OrthoFlex Softsides girth. It has more body and retains it's shape ( that of a horse) much better than the Softsides ever did. Some of the many improvements are as follows:  
   The NearTight has Seatbelt webbing runs from one end of the cinch to the other holding the buckles to keep you on your horse. The Saddleskirting leather is lined with a 1/4" of soft Shoe Sole Crepe. Tough but smooth, it is sewn with heavy nylon thread to the skirting leather and has smooth hand cut and finished edges. The horse is protected from the pressure of buckles and bumps of straps over them. Your saddle feels GLUED to your horse with the NearTight Cinch.  It is easy to wipe clean and should last many years.  Caution: store your NearTight in the curve it was molded to. More curve is fine, laying it out flat will hinder it's effectiveness.  It is available for English saddles as well. Since it doesn't bite on the front edge, like other flat strap girths,  your horse can bend, turn, & stop without pain.  

NearTight Cinch, better than string, or neoprene.
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It's already the horse's shape & doesn't bite the skin.

        The Western ProTecTOR has 4 molded to a 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 
others Tapered.     
   
     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!
    There 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 38 holes in CorrecTOR's top layer.   There is a 1/4" layer of soft polyester felt on the bottom of the CorrecTOR and a thin 1/10" thick nylon-reinforced felt top layer. 
    THERE IS LITTLE OR NO BREATHING IN ANY PAD, ONLY HEAT TRANSFER CAPABILTIES.  That's why the felt body of the CorrecTOR 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 you!   LEN  
  
 



  MORE than JUST a SADDLE PAD--a Saddle Fitting System that:

  • EVENLY distributes EXCESS saddle PRESSURES as your horse MOVES.
  • WORKS with 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 also Protect shoulders in the downhill while holding the saddle from sliding forward!
  • Mules can be ridden with just about any saddle using  the front and rear shims with the Corrector and  an Envelope pad.  
  • ENGLISH & WESTERN  Versions for ALL Saddles.
  • BETTER than my former ORTHO-FLEX and other cheap DELRIN PANEL SYSTEMS;  Maintains Correct Saddle Position with the leverage designed into the front Shields and requires no yearly tune-up (like Flex Panel saddles) nor BOLTS PROTRUDING INTO STIFF PADDING TO SCAR YOUR ANIMAL! 
  • 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.
  • NO Delrin Flex Panels, NO Bounce, NO Loin Rubbing!  The NEMESIS of flex panel systems!  Go to the Navigation bar, above left, to see converted flex-panel saddles and learn what's involved. Also Steele Plantation saddles do well with the stuffed Panels to straighten the banana bar design.    
  • Replaces Delrin Panels on Ortho-Flex and all other OrthoFlex Clones  (knock-offs) , very successfully!  (and they are all knock-offs of the systems I patented) None of the mountings or panels are new. Most have "simple logic" mistakes that I made 20 years ago with the early Ortho-Flexes..  
  • CLOSE CONTACT! The Corrector requires little or NO padding above it.
  • Long Lasting and Costs little more than a Quality Saddle Pad.
  • Corrects the Design Deficiencies INHERENT in ALL Saddles, even Treeless saddles are improved,  for the horse & rider, with the Corrector's Treeless Shim & E Pad Combo!
  • Described as a Parallel Scapula (in-front) by Dr. Ezra Edgerton NC. , after testing on a number of different animals.

    All prices, specs, and ORDERING  INFORMATION are in the Store!  Click on the large BLACK print at the top of this page / screen. There you can get details and prices by making a test order! You don't even have to enter your name to do such. It's very non-invasive. Len 

    Feel free to call if you have any questions.  I  also take orders over the phone and usually ship within 3 days or less.  I hope you enjoy the site, Len  816 625 0333

 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 "E" pads aren't too thick, give close contact, wash well at a car-wash, vacuum to clean regularly, have body (not flimsy) and are only 1/2" thick on average. The Supreme Comfort Roper and all Navajos are 3/4" thick. 
   You add shims used and ProTecTOR's 1/4" to these figures.  
  The top centerline cut is cool and moves with the horse, basically making regular contoured saddlepads  obsolete!

Sweat Pea Vegas and Keith Kitchen: in great Form!
SWEAT PEA VEGAS & KEITH KITCHEN IN GREAT FORM.
The PRO CUTTER IN ACTION IN TEXAS, FREE UP YOUR HORSE.

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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
LEN & CHARLIE DURING A 3000 MILE PACK TRIP, 8 MOS.
ICE COLD SPRING RUNOFF, A DANGEROUS CROSSING,

Australian Stock Saddle Co

P.O. BOX, 987, Malibu, CA.

From: Colin Dangaard.

Dear Len,

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, 

President, Australian 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. www.saddlefitcorrector.com

Len's Phone # is 816-625-0333

The ProTecTOR, a weight 
distributing device that fixes 95% of saddling problems & 
saves you many $1,000's in new saddles that don't always work.  

    
      If you have a sore horse from saddle soring etc., 
you've 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 since 1983.
     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. Not being satisfied with the Ortho-Flex panels Len shut the Company down in spring of 2001. 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 --- 28 Pages in all and growing.  

   It's hard to realize that little or no padding is needed---and the CorrecTOR works best with less.
   That's why the Envelope Pads are beneficial as they are designed to move with your horse like the CorrecTOR.  Remember, "It doesn't work if you don't use it!"   Getting an Envelope Pad makes the CorrecTOR easier to use EVERY TIME!....Len  

These "impact resistant" polymer Shields are NEVER USED DIRECTLY ON THE HORSE AS SHOWN, OR SEPERATE OF THE CORRECTOR! They are laminated in between 2 layers of felt to make a DEVICE  called "THE CORRECTOR" .  It is then inserted into a pocket in an Envelope pad. The Combination is all you need under your saddle along with some balance shims used to take the "Rock" out of your tree bars & balance your saddle on the horse. THE NEWER VERSION IS THE PROTECTOR. IT HAS THE PROTECTIVE SHIELDS MADE INTO THE PAD. 

The ProTecTOR is a product of
 LEN BROWN'S INNOVATIONS
 38901 E. Colbern Rd. Ext.
Oak Grove, MO.  64075
Ph #( 816) 625-0333
Click here to EMAIL ME, len@thecorrector.net 

TOO WIDE OF TREE > BARS ARE FLATTENED, NOT SPREAD!
WIDE TREE ANGLES PINCH MORE THAN ANY OTHER.
WIDE TREE ANGLES PINCH MORE THAN ANY OTHER.

15H avg. backed horse with too much CURVE IN BARS!
MOLD of 15H agv. back & TREE WITH TOO MUCH CURVE !
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!!
   I've designed 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.

Read Karoline's STORY on the ENGLISH PAGE 17 !
READ KAROLINE'S STORY ON THE ENGLISH PG 17 !
HOW LETTING Her TRAINER TACK UP WITHOUT HER CORRECTOR COST HER THOUSANDS.

ON A ROUND BACK MIKE CAN ROPE WITH NO PROBLEM.
GO OUT AND ROPE WITH IT JUST LIKE THIS.
SNUG ON BOTH SIDES IT'S A LITTLE SADDLE UNDER YOUR HORSE!

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.

8 in. AT STERNUM, NOT TIGHT ON FLAT OF THE RIBS
LET YOUR HORSE DO HIS BEST LESS EXCESSIVE PRESSURE
LET YOUR HORSE DO HIS BEST WITHOUT EXCESS PRESSURE !

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 NEAR~TIGHT Cinch below is made to work with any Horse or Mule. The NEVER~TIGHT 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 Cinch. The less severe girthing situations are covered by the NEAR~TIGHT Cinch. It works for the Roper & Barrel Racer and the Trailriders or Endurance. English saddles really need the NEAR~TIGHT Girth because it has no elastic on the buckles. The NEAR~TIGHT IS HALF THE PRICE OF THE NEVER~TIGHT!  That way it doesn't squeeze you so much either.  Len

This Cinch is built on a Curve, it holds well.
This Cinch doesn't pinch like most Cinches.
because it's not a flat strap it doens't pinch at the front edge like most cinches!

A WILLING PARTNER, THE CALF ROPING HORSE!
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THE CORRECTOR LETS MATT BROWNS HORSE PERFORM AS TRAINED!

IN 1985 LEN BROWN DESIGNED NO PINCH TWIST BARS
Go to the New Pg.> Black Mesa Saddletree.
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. He is offering the traditional Trees that BLACK MESA has made for years but with new & improved bars and angles. We are also building trees NEW to the horseworld. They are based from SADDLETREE patterns that I have made over the LAST 26 years. A continual improvement process has already started to make BLACK MESA TREES the best for the horse and the most comfortable for the rider. COMBINED WITH "The CorrecTOR", you can have the best! A saddle is only as good as it's tree! The BARS on this "Groove" Barrel tree put's you closer to the horse than a TREELESS SADDLE. They are the same bars we use in the Perfect Wade and Futurity Cutter.

The BACK was her last problem with this Appy.
GO TO THE ENGLISH PAGE FOR MORE!
GO TO THE ENGLISH PAGE FOR HELENA'S OTHER RESCUE HORSE!

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.

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



LEN BROWN'S INNOVATIONS
38901 E Colbern Rd. Ext.
Oak Grove, MO. 64075
Call 816 625 0333      or click into the store below.
The money back guarantee on the CorrecTOR 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 the retail price you paid for the Corrector & Envelope pad minus a 20% restocking  fee.