Circle Y Alabama Trail Gaiter® Saddle
Ride for hours enjoying the comfort of a soft, Impact Foam seat and soft leather while knowing your horse is just as comfortable because of the Flex2® tree. This saddle will free your gaited horse to perform his unique gait, while the short skirt won’t get in his way.
The Alabama is the most popular option because of the all-day comfort it provides. The 3-Way adjustable in-skirt rigging lets you position the rigging to suit your individual horse. The angled rear dee is great for securing your saddle when traveling over rough terrain. EBS – ErgoBalance stirrups tilt the stirrup to eliminate torque on the rider’s knees and ankles for increased comfort and promote balanced riding. Stainless steel hardware resists rust and corrosion and six sets of strings to tie all your gear.
Flex2® saddles are designed to include comfort features for both the horse and rider that work in synergy with the Flex2® tree, and are designed for riders for all sizes – including those who need a 17” seat size. Only Circle Y has the exclusive Flex2® tree design which uses a rigid ground seat for rider support, a high density bar which disperses rider weight, and low density bar which is against the horse and provides give for freedom of movement. This results in a lightweight saddle that will never get wider over time, flex in half, or overflex to create pressure points if properly fitted. Give yourself and your horse the lightweight comfort you’ve been craving!
Proper saddle fit is first priority. Use these general guidelines to help you decide which tree fit your horse needs.
Medium: recommended for a horse with a defined wither
Wide: recommended for a horse with a round, or mutton, wither
Need help with Saddle Fit? Fit your horse like a pro with our Saddle Fitting Made Simple guide.
FLEX2® TREE TECHNOLOGY-FLEXIBLE FOR THE HORSE LIGHTWEIGHT FOR THE RIDER:
- Flexible tree design conforms to a horse’s back
- Flex2® skirts have a shock absorbing neoprene filler for the horse and rider’s comfort
- The Circle Y Softee® seat jockey and fender leather provides a “ready to ride” saddle to minimize rider’s knee and ankle strain
- The original Circle Y Flex2® saddles are built for fit, weight, and comfort
- Tunnel Skirt design creates a channel in the spine area to decrease rubbing, sore spots, and pressure along the spine. It also allow air flow under the saddle to reduce heat build up.
Silver on Silver wire edge with balls
3-Way Adjustable In-skirt with angled rear dee
3 1/2" Neck, 2 1/4" Cap
10" D x 25" L