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

BUILT ON MY OLD ORTHO-FLEX PREMIER DRESSAGE TREE
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CLOSE BARE-BACK-CUT SKIRTS, LEGS UNDER STIRRUP STRAP HANGERS>ALL FROM THE MIND OF LEN BROWN

The Perfect Wade shown in the ULTIMATE version full tooled. The PERFECT WADE is totally different the other Wades. The fork is low, gullet is 7.5" the Seat WAIST is Narrow. Contact is very close via the FUTURITY CUTTER BARS with a centered ride seat. WEIGHT IS A LOW 20 to 24 lbs., depending on seat size etc. DID I MENTION SHORT? The shorter the saddle the easier it is to saddle any horse. The PERFECT WADE IS 24 to 25 inches long / 15 to 16 seat sizes. 

The ULTIMATE PERFECT WADE. LIGHTEST, SHORTEST,
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HANDCARVED AND LIFETIME TREE MADE TO WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR HORSE. why BUY 2nd RATE SADDLE OR TREE

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Full Wade on SR Cutter Bars
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 The VINTAGE WADE above has a full twist in the bars that lets a cutting horse move on its hindquarters and gets a hold of the horse in the front. This is a strong working Wade that is the most comfortable you can buy. The latigo braid holding the rings on are a work of art. The latigo braid runs through the double layered skirt and a layer of rawhide in-between. Stirrup leathers are unique with a completely comfortable fender design. There is 3/8" neoprene foam in the inlaid seat. You can order with the DROPPED TRAPEZOID LOOPS FOR A LEGS UNDER RIDE. Weight: 32lbs.

The Low Down TM Roper DELUX PACKAGE,  Every item is tooled to match the saddle. SEAT IS OSTRICH, THE PROTECTOR PAD HAS RECESSED CONCHOS. WEAR LEATHER WILL BE SMOOTH NATURAL SKIRTING. BUY A SADDLE THAT PERFORMS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS! 

The LOW DOWN Roper built on UGLY BETTY BARS,
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Clay Cooper was riding this PROTECTOR PAD at NFR 2013.

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THE BROWN LEATHER 2016 PATRIOT SADDLE. This saddle is MADE WITH MY ENGLISH BARS AND CANTLE, the same as you find in my COWBOY DRESSAGE. It is an unbelievably comfortable ride and works on everything from Draft horses to Endurance Arabs. YOU SACRIFICE NOTHING BUT WEIGHT WHEN YOU BUY THE PATRIOT AS SHOWN. IT AVERAGES ONLY 14 LBS.

     When you look at the prices in the store the Patriot includes the baby basket weave and Border tooling shown here. It also includes a ProTecTOR pad made to fit the saddle. It still needs stirrups and a Girth. You may use stirrups that are 2.5 to 3 inches wide at the top that you already own. Some unique stirrups are available in the store as well as the most functional NEVER*TIGHT GIRTHS. 

The Flap is held up so you can see the 3 point Rigging on the under-flap of the Patriot. The front loop is only used when you need to hold your saddle back. The rear loop is to pull it forward as in your saddle slipping too far back on a large TN Walker with big shoulders. The Center Dee is used 80% of the time for most all animals. Notice the dee is attached so as to ROTATE as the angle of your latigo changes as it goes to the Cinch. The FLAP IS WHAT HOLDS YOUR SADDLE TO THE HORSE. CLOSE & STRONG I INVENTED THE "IN-FLAP RIGGING" as of 30years ago. 

MY CLAY COOPER FORK FROM 1996, FUTURITY CUTTER BAR
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A GREAT FORK TO REST ON WHILE THROWING YOUR LOOP!

17" MORK CUTTER ON 1/10" THICK PROTECTIVE SHIELDS
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A FLEXIBLE LEVER BENT BY SHOULDERS TO KEEP SADDLE OFF OF THEM.

UGLY BETTY WITH STD. TOOLING ROUGH-OUT OR SMOOTH
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THE NO-PINCH-TWIST BARS MAKES IT WORK BETTER THAN REGULAR SADDLES EVERY TIME

DOUBLE LAYERED OPEN DROPPED YOKE RIGGLING PLATE!
Ultimate in CLOSE + MOST STABLE SADDLE,
CLOSE FEEL, PROTECTION FROM STIRRUP STRAPS, HOLDING POWER: THEY'RE ALL HERE!

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

THE LOW DOWN ROPER, THE BEST FOR TEAM ROPING
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A LIGHTER LIFETIME TREE, COMFORTABLE & PUTS YOU IN RIGHT SPOT TO ROPE.

A 15in. built the way a Georgia Roper wanted it.
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NO-PINCH TWIST ROPER BARS "GET DOWN" AROUND YOUR HORSE!

"GDR", GET-DOWN ROPER, MY ROPER BARS,15.5" W/FORK
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LOW,CLOSE, A CURVED FORK, SWELLS TO LEAN ON, 8.25"GULLET, DOWN & CLOSE.

CALL LEN FOR YOUR POCKET MADE SPECIAL LIKE THIS.
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A GREAT TRAIL, WESTERN DRESSAGE, BARREL RACING SADDLE. IT'S THAT GOOD !

DIAMOND CUT TOOLED 13.5" POCKET RACER
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HANG ON, YOUR HORSE WILL RUN FASTER & TURN BETTER.
DIAMOND CUT OR PLAIN, BROWN OR NATURAL ?
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ORDER YOUR SADDLE IN DETAIL AT THE STORE, thecorrector.net
CUTOUTS LET YOU REALLY GRIP THIS SADDLE!
The GRIP, A TRUELY NEW CONCEPT IN FEEL & GRIP
A 1st FROM THE COMPANY THAT INVENTS THEM.

Cowboy Dressage
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COWBOY DRESSAGE- ENGLISH TREE, CHUCK SHEPARD FORK
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CLOSER THAN ANY WESTERN SADDLE + A NARROW WAIST SEAT, WIDE GULLET, NO PINCH TWIST BARS !

BROWN'S SADDLES HAVE OPEN CHANNEL DOWN THE CENTER
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NEVER TOUCH THE SPINE WITH SKIRTS: ALL SADDLES SHOULD BE MADE THIS WAY. COWBOY DRESSAGE PICTURED.

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This 1/2 BREED PATRIOT IS SHOWN WITH THE BLACK LEATHER OPTION. The horn is A "OO" which is the most popular Trail riding horn ever. The Horn Cap is also an Extra done for the Customer that called Len to place her order the saddle she dreamed of. The HALF BREED IS MADE ON THE SAME ENGLISH BARS AND CANTLE AS THE COWBOY DRESSAGE. ADD BUCKING ROLLS FOR THE MOST SECURE SADDLE YOU CAN BUY.

LIKE BAREBACK IT GETS DOWN AROUND YOUR HORSE
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SWELLS ARE 15.5" WIDE, A LOW FORK THAT YOU REST AGAINST TO TOSS THAT LOOP

I PUT MANY TOP SPANISH HORSE TRAINERS IN THIS SEAT
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THE PREMEIER DRESSAGE SADDLE WAS AT THE TOP OF THE PASO FINO WORLD

THIS TREE IS EXCULSIVE TO LEN BROWN'S BLACK MESA
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THERE'S A RASH OF SPANISH SADDLES FROM INDIA, DON'T BE FOOLED BY A LOT OF PADDING.

SIMPLE PHYSICS AND INTENSE PATTERN WORK FOR A TREE
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THE NO PINCH TWIST BARS GO FROM HORSE TO HORSE & MULE

THE PERFECT WADE, 19lbs with PARTIAL BABY BASKET
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I have a 15 in stock like this, The most all round saddle you can own.

THE MOST EXCLUSIVE SADDLE OF THIS CENTURY.
THE TREE IS THE SADDLE, THE MORK BARS MAKE A GREAT WADE
THIS IS THE MATCHING PAD FOR THE MORK WADE..

THE STAINLESS RINGS LAY FLUSH FOR COMFORT
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THE SKIRT IS 2 LAYERS, TOP LAYER IS AN OPEN YOKE THAT SLIPS OVER BAR ENDS.

2017 PRO-CUTTER>MORK BARS, BY LEN BROWN
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THE 17.5" TREE IS 17" FINISHED. ONLY 26" LONG=SHORT BACKED HORSE'S DREAM

MADE TO FUNCTION FOR HORSE & RIDER
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SHORT BACKS ARE COMMON, THIS SADDLE IS MADE TO HELP YOUR HORSE PERFORM !

MORK BARS in a CUTTER I made for R.D. MORK
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THEY CENTER THE RIDER & LET YOUR HORSE MOVE.

THE 2017 PRO-CUTTER>MORK BARS IS FUNCTIONAL ART
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ONLY 26" LONG & A 17" SEAT FINISHED. 7.5" GULLET.

A WESTERN RIGGING & THE WHOLE FLAP HOLDS SADDLE
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COMFORT NOT EXPERIENCED IN ANY SADDLE, LIGHT, CLOSE SECURE: ENGLISH SEAT FOR YOU.

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SALIENT DRESSAGE, 8 lbs. LITE, NO-PINCH TWIST BARS
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16.5" SEAT, IN FLAP RIGGING, REPLACEABLE BILLETS, RIDER COMFORT+SUPPORT IS UNREAL

LOW DOWN ROPER, NOTHING COMPARES, 8" W. GULLET.
14.5" SHOWN, 8" GULLET, NARROW FOR RIDER IN SEAT.
YET SITS NARROW FOR YOU, BREAST COLLAR, FLANK C., CAM STIRRUPS.

LOW DOWN ROPER, NOTHING COMPARES, 8" W. GULLET.
14.5" SHOWN, 8" GULLET, NARROW FOR RIDER IN SEAT.
YET SITS NARROW FOR YOU, BREAST COLLAR, FLANK C., CAM STIRRUPS.

There are NO TREES LIKE THE UGLY BETTY in the SADDLE INDUSTRY. Now you can have a tree made to fit you and have confidence it will work better for your horse than what's available anywhere in the marketplace. Len Bought  Black Mesa Tree company because he couldn't find a tree he would use to build a saddle on.  The Balanced TM Roper tree is made to Len's specs to work with; ANY HORSE. Add the Corrector & solve the rest of saddling's problems. The UGLY Betty BUYER gets a  Corrector Supreme Comfort Roper Pad , and a pair of Perfect~Rider ROPER Cam Stirrups, and a Near~Tight Cinch with the saddle.  It's the best buy in the Roping industry. Len  for price call:816 625 0333

UGLY BETTY, GRIP, LOW DOWN ROPER= THE SAME TREE.
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YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS ON THE HORSE, CHOOSE THE ONE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU WITH CONFIDENCE IN THE BEST

BORN MULE SADDLE AVAILABLE WITH STUFFED PANELS
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RIDGE BACKED MULES, T N WALKERS, ANY WITH A RIDGE BACK NEEDS THE STUFFED PANELS FOR CLEARANCE.

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.

 Instructions and WHY to use balance Shims.  The CorrecTOR with Front Balance Shims and Envelope Pad make a "COMPLETE SADDLE-FITTING SYSTEM ".  The horse's shoulder rotation (or body bending) bends the front shields, that act as a flexible lever against the saddle tree---that leverage positions the saddle & keeps the tree from damaging the shoulders.
   The 190 sq. inches of front protective shields spread the weight over the shoulders and withers where the most damage from tree bars occur. 
   Front Balance shims are used to lift the saddle for: the rump-high horse, thin or small horse, the too-wide saddle. They also help hold the saddle back through better contact where the bars have too much flare in front (as is seen in many saddles coming out of the Southeastern U.S.)
    Almost everyone asks me how to use the Balance Shims. I tell them to remove them and ride your animal 15 minutes at a walk & slow trot or gait; notice the way you feel & sit in the saddle. Then unsaddle and put 2 front shims in  on each side, ride again the same way comparing how comfortable you are from one extreme to the other. Occasionally you need 3 shims, some horse saddle combos only 1, others none! By trying the differing combos in one session you'll know what is best for you and therefore your horse. In one session, a few minutes each ride, you can remember what you felt like moments ago. It doesn't work to try & remember the feel one day to the next.
   What is a balanced Saddle? > When balanced you should be sitting relaxed with little pressure in the stirrup at a walk & slow trot, not "tilted forward" (too low in front). when you feel it you'll have a "BFO"! (blinding flash of the obvious!) 
   Too low in front is like riding down a hill all day long and will sore withers even through an Ortho-Flex delrin panels,any saddle,or even the Corrector.
   Balance of the rider is important the more you ride. It holds true with any saddle. NOTE:  You can't adjust the balance of a rider in TREELESS SADDLES,in the extremely flexible "Flex-tree" saddles,or in the FLEX-PANEL SADDLES. No room for shims in an Ortho-Flex or any other panel saddle. The mechanically adjustable systems I made were good until they started adjusting themselves. John Lyons would bring Zip and his ORTHO-FLEX by every few months TO GET IT TUNED UP AND ADJUSED FOR BALANCE ETC.  
   
    You should feel what your horse is doing as he does it, not be behind the movement of the horse (that's too high in front).  If you need shims at all, you'll usually need 2 on each side in front. YOU ARE NOT FITTING THE HORSE WITH THE SHIMS! They go on top of the shields and adjust the way your saddle sits you and as a result, work for the horse & you.
    To determine if REAR shims are needed; First balance your saddle from the front as described above. After getting yourself + your saddle properly balanced, reach back and feel up under your bars in the rear while riding at a walk.If it's a western saddle have someone walk beside you and put there hand up under the skirts. If they can slip their fingers up under the tree bar, above the pad, 2" or more,YOU NEED BOTH REAR SHIMS!  You are filling in the gap and taking pressure off the center of your horse's back! He will collect, round, stop, drop his head and relax more while listening to you better.
  All this is because he's NOT FIGHTING the curved bars trying to HOLD HIS BACK DOWN! Many horses are forced into this un-natural position with the Tree chinched front and rear. That's why, after getting sore in the center of the back and vertebral column; They become pissy, won't reach with the hindquarters..etc.etc.  
    WHILE RIDING,most trees on a good back will have 2" or 3" of no contact at the rear of the bars.  Those same bars will be digging into the loin while the animal is standing still and you are sitting in the saddle.  That's why I keep telling people you can't fit a saddle while the horse is standing still. 
   You have to be riding the animal with the bare tree, then you can see what's going on.  Chiropractors can't say the back is out while looking at the horse standing.  Vet's can't determine one shoulder is larger than another while the horse is standing!  The above can only be determined while the horse is moving because he never stands with even pressure on all 4 legs.
   The back is always "OUT" 1.5" or more on every horse while standing. (FRONT TO REAR,SIDE TO SIDE".) To check your horse's confirmation, have someone lead your horse
as you walk behind looking over the croup.You'll be surprised at how even he is in movement! Few horses are "OUT", and the ones that are have developed that way as explained on Pg. 11 of this site. Read the story of Victoria and her Arab SHAMIR at the bottom of page 11. She was sure her horse was so much larger in one shoulder than the other because of a trailering accident where the horse was physically scarred. After nine months of the Corrector and instructions on page 11, she has a different horse!      
    For saddles with too much curve in the bars (as happens with many trees that are custom-fitted while the horse is standing) you can correct them with front and rear balance shims described above.
    For the horse with one shoulder larger than the other, the horse that won't hold one lead or bend one direction:  Go to my page listed on the navigation bar upper left, pg. 6 "Saddlefit by the man that started it all"
   It will tell you how to use the shims and why your horse is like that. Plus you'll learn how to fix it in short order. You've got to have the shims and a just a little technique.  "You will find it's fun when it's more comfortable for you both." Len