Wednesday, July 31, 2013

10 Most Popular Saddles of 2013: #1

This post is part of a series exploring the 10 most popular saddles from Horse Saddle Shop over the first half of 2013.

#1: Fabtron Lady Flex Tree Trail Saddle 7152 | Price: $699.95

We have seen a lot of great saddles over the past few weeks - from ranch, to barrel, to different styles of trail saddles. But over the past few years, nothing has come close to touching the popularity of the Fabtron Lady Flex Tree Trail Saddle. Coming in at #1 on our list of Most Popular Saddles of 2013, let's explore what makes this saddle so desirable.

If you are having a deja vu moment, you're not alone. Our #3 most popular saddle was the Fabtron Lady Trail. What's the difference? The Lady Flex Trail is built on a Ralide Flex Tree which allows your horse a little more freedom of movement underneath the saddle.

The Flex Tree has a couple other advantages. It is very light weight (one reason this saddle weighs so little), it's durable, and it can be manufactured to exact specifications every single time. We also like that there aren't any joints on this flex tree. It's one solid piece so there won't be any loose joints or weak points to worry about like a typical wood tree.

Another key feature of the Fabtron Lady saddles is the narrow twist designed with the female configuration in mind. This means the front of the seat is going to be a little more narrow for a more comfortable ride - especially noticeable after a long day of riding.

Other things we like about this saddle include its versatility. It can be made in a 15", 16", or 17" seat and special ordered with youth fenders to match the configuration of any rider.

The padded sued seat and 5" tall cantle with cheyenne roll will keep you secure in the saddle, while the long saddle strings will keep your gear nice and secure all day long.

A Ralide tree, Cordura material, and short 24" skirt helps to keep the weight down. Weighing in at only 21 pounds, this saddle is manageable for any rider.

Don't let the price fool you, this is not a "cheap" saddle. Fabtron is made in the USA with high quality leather and Cordura materials.

If you check this saddle out at, you'll notice that we include a FREE Trail Riding Package with this saddle. The Trail Package includes a leather breast collar, leather brow band headstall, and leather split reins. So if you already have a nice saddle pad, you're ready to ride.

You can get more information on this saddle including a video review, over at

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