The CorrecTOR Home: Pg.1Never-Tight Crupper & Cinch explainedQuestions & The Fix2018 CINCHES 2018 CRUPPER PhotosPg. 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 CRUPPERPg. 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:33 100's of TESTIMONIALS

I invented the Delrin panel system for saddles. I obtained 3 patents covering anything that can be built as a spring panel configuration in a saddle. None made today are done with the Proper engineering to function as the original designs and can SORE your horse very effectively. Even my original Ortho-Flex panels, after a few years use, can cause your saddle to ride OFF Center.  None of the washers or wearplates flaunted by my former dealers, or short term employees, are new or lasting fixes.
    I remove the ORTHO-FLEX Delrin Panels and re-configure your Saddle for use with the PROTECTOR on any horse. For Western models I take the skirts apart, save the top layer of leather, add a new layer of skirting underneath & new fleece. I stitch back into every hole of the thin original layer of skirting & shape the skirts to the tree, then attach with the extension in front moved back to a normal saddle. Thanks, Len Brown> call for details of converting your saddle.  816 625 0333

Ortho-Flex Endurance Cutback on English Corrector
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BETSY MERRITT'S HORSE LIKED THIS SADDLE,FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS!

MY 28yr FOXTROTTER & NATALIE MY DAUGHTER.
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THE ORTHO-FLEX SADDLES ARE REALLY CLOSE WITHOUT THE DELRIN PANLELS.

BELOW: Ortho-Flex system Mk-6 Panels. This is an example of Terrible engineering at it's best. The pedestal mount is close to the edge of the fingered front panel & high up on the horse's  wither. It is a: stiff, no softening leverage provided, hi-pressure- mounting made to adequately sore your horse.
  Single layer panels don't function with Pedestals. Short panels in front Sore a horse quickly. Fingers I invented had nylon webbing intertwined in the fingers to make the flexible fingers work as a unit. That provides the softening leverage needed to function passively with the movement of the horse.
   You are paying extra for "JUNK". AmeraFlex, Hillview, many of them produce product just like this. Watch E Bay if you want to buy some of these with No Reserve!

OrthoFlex Works MK VI . Bad mount positions, JUNK!
As bad as panel systems get, 1 layer on pedestals
A single layer THIN Delrin on steel Pedestals and unsupported fingers=Hi Pressure@ front Mounting??

mid 90'S BARON, PANELS REMOVED, SKIRTS REBUILT!
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A COMFORTABLE, CLOSE CONTACT SADDLE. NOTHING MADE LIKE IT TODAY!

ORTHO-FLEX CALIENTE. THE BEST SELLING OF LATER YRS
WESTERN CONVERSIONS LIKE THIS CALIENTE ARE $300
THE TYPICAL WESTERN SADDLE CONVERSION IS $300. CORRECTOR IS SEPERATE.

Ortho-Flex Amigo English/endurance saddle.
THESE MINI-SKIRTS ON ANY SADDLE ARE $250 COMPLETE
THESE MINI-SKIRTS ON ANY SADDLE ARE $250 INCLUDES REMOVAL OF FLEX PANELS!

Do you own any of the following Delrin panel saddles: Hillview Farms, Rain Tree, Amera-Flex, RL Watson, American Flex, Watson Bros, J&G Ranch, Saddle Ranch, Timberline, Rocking R, Ozark Mountain. Do you have problems with Loin Rubbing, White hair, open sores, or other indications of an uncomfortable horse? Are you tired of feeling like you're riding a CAMEL, being tosed back and forth with a loss of contact to your horse, unlike the ride a good saddle should give you?
  ON this page,   I will show you saddle after saddle and testimonial after testimonial of customers that had me Convert their saddle to be used with the CorrecTOR's system on their horse. You will learn of shoddy workmanship and just plain dumb construction that caused all that pain & sores on these customers horses. All so they could grab a buck by using the words: flex panel. Have you been Flexed? Are you and your horse still sore from it?  

A MOST POPULAR ORTHO-FLEX, THE TRADITIONAL& SNAKE
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THIS ORTHO-FLEX OWNER COULDN'T USE THIS SADDLE FOR YEARS, LOVES IT NOW.

There was a 1/4 OF BOLT STICKING OUT. HAD LOOSENED
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The horse had a solid white mark from being scarred by the bump from the bolt head thru the foam.

Permanent SCAR from a bolt head Foam & Felt.
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It was very hard foam with felt stretched tight as a bowstring !!!

Timberline cutback, the owner liked, MULE Didn't
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New skirts with felt layered to take rock from tree. It will work with the MULE now. Any horse too!

Layered skirts now get seat off spine of the horse
Layered skirts now flatten rock in tree bars.
Rolled leather edges on double leather skirt, layered felt flattens rock in tree.

The saddle trees used in the illegal OrthoFlex type knockoffs are similar looking to the originals I made. They are so poorly set up on angles and width
that it is very difficult to make them work on a horse at all sometimes.
      I never sold or signed over a patent to anyone.
   I did sell trees, with the panel system attached, to a few individuals and one company. Those were allowed to be called an OrthoFlex system because they had purchased an individual tree with the patented system I installed and made. Any histories you read about Orho-Flex on other websites are more lies than fact. When you buy from liers you know what you usually get? None of them are worth spending $50,000 on in Federal court.
   The saddletrees used in most of the knockoffs are duplicated from wood parts that came from the reject parts bin at the Ortho-Flex Tree Factory. (when I owned it) They were then copied with a homemade duplicator that was worn out.
   The RL Watson Saddle, Timberline, Hillview, are still made from these patterns but not set up like an OrthoFlex at all. I purchased the Tree company that supplied most of the Other KNOCK-OFFS. The angles of these tree bars were Never used in any OrthoFlex nor any saddle I would make without the panel system. They are poor quality copies that often weigh 8 pounds & more per tree. Lot's of polyester resin & goops of unwoven fiberglass everywhere. (Not vacuum molded epoxy resin & woven mat like the saddletrees I made.)
I no longer make  trees for Timberline nor any other knockoff builder.  
  They will not get the "Len's Private Stock" trees you see on the Black Mesa page. Hillview Farms never had a saddletree operation as she shows on her website. She drove to Missouri and took pictures of the Duplicators and Dave the former owner of Black Mesa.  Kathy's representation is just a facade.  
          When I shaped these trees a long time ago I tried to get a rider as close to the horse as possible. It was a tough sell to get someone to ride an Ortho-flex because of the "perched feeling" the panel system gave you on many horses.  I started the company by selling to endurance Arab horses.  Any of these Saddles, with the Delrin Panels removed & replaced with the Protector, will give you a GREAT ride compared to other trail and western saddles in today's market. 
     What goes around comes around. If you want your flex panel saddle to work better, give me a ring at 816 625 0333, Thanks, Len