Watch this expert’s review of the Fabtron Lady Flex Tree Trail Saddle.
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Let me introduce the Lady Trail Flex Saddle by Fabtron. Not only is this saddle our number one selling saddle but it has held that position for over three years.
We get positive feedback from our customers all the time on this saddle. Let’s take a few minutes to go over some of the reasons that make this saddle so popular.
First of all, the price is very reasonable, making it affordable for almost anyone. Now that doesn’t mean it’s cheaply made and as you know, we pride ourselves in carrying only the best quality brands of saddles made in the USA. Fabtron in Maryville, Tennessee makes quality saddles.
Fabtron uses high quality Cordura for the skirts and fenders. This helps keep the cost down but it also does something else. It makes the saddle very lightweight which is another reason it’s so popular. This saddle only weighs about 21 pounds which is great for someone who needs a lighter saddle. It’s also about 24 inches long which makes it popular for riders with short-backed horses needing a shorter saddle.
Another factor that makes this saddle so popular is its versatility. It comes in a 15, 16 or 17-inch seat size. So it fits a wide variety of riders. You can also get the saddle with U-sized Cordura fenders so it’s great for young riders or those with shorter legs.
In addition, these Cordura fenders are great for riders with knee problems. Because they’re so flexible, they put less pressure on your knees. The seat is another attractive feature of this saddle. It’s a padded suede seat that’s very comfortable for men and women.
You might be wondering why this saddle is called a Lady Trail. The reason is that the seat has a narrow twist that most women find very comfortable for their hips. Also the high cantle gives good back support.
Now let me say to the men out there that there are a lot of men who enjoy this saddle also. I always tell our male customers that the word “lady” isn’t found anywhere on this saddle so you don’t have to worry about that. As you know, it’s our goal to help our customers find saddles that fit them as well as their horse and fit for the horse is another feature that makes this saddle so popular.
It’s built on a Ralide flex tree which you can see if you look underneath the saddle.
The Ralide flex tree used in the Lady Trail saddle is a one-piece, injection-molded tree. That means that the material is injected into a mold that has this shape. Now one of the benefits of a Ralide tree is the dimensional consistency. They’re the same every time and this helps saddle manufacturers keep their costs down, labor and material cost. As they go to assemble the saddle and put the leather on, it’s going to fit right every time.
It can also help you as you’re shopping for a saddle. I know I get calls from a lot of customers who will tell me, “I tried on my friend’s saddle and it fit great and I want one just like it.” Well, with a Ralide tree, you can be confident that the tree in your saddle is going to be just like the tree in your friend’s saddle that you tried on.
Another advantage to the Ralide tree is it’s lightweight. This is only about 10 pounds which is why the saddle can be so lightweight and yet they’re very durable. This tree is made out of material that doesn’t warp and because it’s one piece, there aren’t any joints that can work loose like in the pommel or the cantle.
Other quality components of this saddle are the metal Blevins style buckles for adjusting the stirrups as well as a very good quality synthetic fleece. The stirrups on this saddle are also from Ralide and are wrapped with a leather tread. This saddle is full double-rigged and comes with a girth.
It also comes with a trail-riding package which includes a leather breast collar, brow band headstall and split reins so if you already have a saddle pad, you’ve got everything you need to ride.