Ridden by trainer, clinician and TV host Julie Goodnight-this trail saddle is designed for a gaited horse. Smaller skirts accommodate short backs and don't interfere with gaits. Using the rear angled dee is great when traveling over rough terrain. Beautiful hand tooling and contrasting black seat and black strings make this one gorgeous saddle. With the Flex2 tree technology, it conforms to the horse's back while providing rider weight distribution and is light weight. Flex2 skirts have a shock absorbing neoprene filler for the horse and rider's comfort; skirt has a close contact design for precise cueing, a Slip-Not skirt liner for easy care with XPG gel bar pad for your horse's comfort, Impact Foam seat with narrow twist and broad pocket for all-day comfort, Softee seat jockeys and fenders provides a "ready to ride" saddle to minimize rider's knee and ankle strain because they are broke in right from the start. ErgoBalance stirrups and pre-twisted stirrup leathers reduce knee and ankle fatigue while promoting balanced riding. Available in Regular Oil finish, Walnut, or black (as shown).