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.
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
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
Hope all is well, Many thanks, Barb at: JAMES CAMP, North A
It has come full circle, when I started OrthoFlex
no one knew, or wanted to talk about SADDLE FIT. Now, after millions spent educating with Saddling For the 21st
Century, videos and Clinics, almost everyone is aware of the effects of a saddle on the horse! I energized
a market entrenched in TRADITION. The only reason for change was; "The Customers perception is REALITY". To stay in
business, companies brought out saddles and pads appearing to be improved for the benefit of the
Corrector will level the playing field in the horseworld. No longer will overstated claims sell saddles and pads. Expensive
saddles will have to include closer contact and more comfort for the rider. The best saddle companies will profit and
the opportunist will lose! Now do you understand the scope of the term "Corrector"? Enjoy the following
stories of a little device, that sounds too good to be true, Len ps> The Corrector is inside the pad
called " The PROTECTOR". It is closer & simple to clean and the one piece version everyone wanted.
Michele Tennery, from Palistine Tx.
Got my Corretor today.
Couldn't wait to get home and try it out this evening. My, what a difference; I could actually see the difference in how
my mare's shoulders moved. I could put my fingers under the front of the Pro Choice pad. The velcro sticks to the Pro
Choice pad wonderfully. Rhi did not feel as "choppy" in her gaits.
Thanks for a fantastic "fix" for my antique saddle. Michele
From Brenda Noble, Tuscon Az., who does reining and
cutting on her horses.
I recently purchased your corrector pad and a set of shims and wanted to let your know
that it works great!! Last year I purchased a 14.2h three year old Doc Bar bred Quarter horse as a reining
prospect. I tried repeatedly to fit saddles on him with no luck and purchased and re-sold 3saddles in the last
year. He is very short backed and his rump is highter than his withers. I finally found that a reining saddle with semi-QH
bars fits him best, but the gullet was not wide enough to accomodate his well developed shoulders. Therefore, the saddle
was pushing on his shoulders and causing pain which made his spins and turns slow and choppy and required constant adjustments
to his shoulders. I hated this situation as I didn't want him to be in pain, but could not afford a custom saddle
and was at a real loss as to how to remedy the problem until I found your internet site.
Now, thanks to the Corrector pad and a set of your shims, the saddle is moved
off of his shoulders and he is turning and moving freely. As an added bonus, he no longer swishes his tail during saddling
and no longer threatens to buck when he is being warmed up. I can't tell you what a wonderful difference this has
made in his attitude and performance and in my gilt level! The corrector is a wonderful invention!
|Linda Simmons on Tiger the Paint - T/B cross.
|Only 3 & 1/2 mo. of winter, riding w/ corrector & Tiger looks like a different horse.
From - Linda Simmons,
Twin Brooks S. Dakota
Thanks for inventing the Corrector. I haven't
found as many riders who understand what a great device it is but met some endurance riders in fargo ND. They are sending
me a writeup on the correctors they are using. I'll foreward it to you as soon as I get it.
The pictures are of my horse Tiger Ondeck (half TB half paint). The first picture is when
he came back from a trainer in late Nov.. The second picture is of him in March 04. I must give credit to the Corrector
for the recovery of his back muscles and for the freedom of his movements. No more trainers Without a corrector
being used. I can't believe how far he's come in 3 1/2 months. You can see for yourself. Thanks again.
Sincerely, Linda Simmons
Len, I've been using the Corrector for about
2 months and I wanted to let you know how it was working.
I have a 9 yr. old REINING HORSE who was sluggish when he was asked to back up. I felt that
my saddle was digging in behind his shoulder blades. Since I have been using the Corrector his backup has improved greatly.
His turnarounds have improved as well. I wanted to thank you for a great invention. Sincerely, Melissa Peabody, April 29th,2002
I am getting back into riding after ten years with bad back. Had
sold all tack. Needed saddle. Searched Internet. Was seriously considering ordering flex panel saddle, but read
so many conflicting articles, did not know who to believe. You were not selling saddle, e=mailed you
and you replied bless your heart. Recommended Aust stock saddle. Have ordered, thank you = have several
horses. Much different backs, so the corrector is a perfect solution. Thank you so much.
I told Colin you referred. Ordered their patrol poly. Keep
up the good work. It gives you faith in the human race that not everyone is just out to get your buck. God bless, LuAnn
and Ed Sullivan
From Julia Tussing, who
rides hunter/jumper &equitation,works at
the Stanford School of Medicine, CA.
You sent me the Corrector last week and it really
did seem to help the problem we were having with my very wide percheron/QH cross, who shakes his head and bucks over fences
when the tree points dig in, and whose back becomes sore from the heavier rider who is on him once a week in the Wintec and
rides totally from her seat. It worked beautifully for me, and he didn't offer to buck once with her either, for I think
the first time in months. I've already told the other rider to buy her own and reffered her to your website, so I hope
she does! Thanks, Julia
From William Gheysen, (owns a stables in Vienna Ontario,
A neighbor is working his reining horses in my arena.
He was trying a corrector.
We were amazed how well the saddle fit on the horse.
After working the horse, the area under the saddle seemed to stay
Doug decided to order two more correctors.
I have Arabians, but don't
ride to much. (age 71)
Some of my horses
Sometimes it's wesstern
pleasure, sometimes it's just western.
that's why I ordered the Corrector. Thanks, Wm Gheysen