Hilason Flex Tree Saddles are yet another addition to its LESS-TREE approach to saddle building. This saddle has a rigid Cantle and Pommel made out of Fiber-glass but has its side bars made of flexible rubber-like proprietary material that has been tested and tried to withstand pressure, temperature and Moisture. The Pommel and the Cantle both sit on the flexible bars thereby eliminating any direct contact with the horse's back. The flexibility of the bars provide adjustment and positioning of the saddle away from pressure points thereby providing a comfortable and perfect-fitting saddle for both the horse and the rider. This shock-absorber saddle is built with traditional look and feel but falls in a class between a traditional treed saddle and the popular Hilason Treeless saddle.The main objective of this saddle is to have the experience of a regular tree in its construction yet providing additional movement to the horse by the flexible bars. It is tested to fit a wide variety of horses that have been suffering from regular treed saddles. The Hilason Flex tree saddle is designed with precision for minimum weight and maximum CLOSE-CONTACT experience.Due to its amazing Flex Tree feature, it fits on to horses brilliantly and provides utmost comfort to both the Horse and the Rider. This saddle is made of top quality harness leather and craftsmanship. The stirrups have Blevins buckles to provide quick changes in stirrup length and accommodate a wider height range of riders. Some of the unique features of this lightweight saddle is its close contact and pressure relief attributes. The Hilason Flex Tree saddles are for those who have high regards for Comfort of both the horse and the riders. You may use these saddles in any activity, competition or show with confidence. It is specifically designed for trail riding, pleasure, reining, penning, barrel racing and light-weight roping events.