Tooling: Floral Combo
Tree: XP HDR1 Regular
Silver: Engraved Iron
Leather: Herman Oak Leather
Rigging: 7/8 Double Dee
Swell Width: 13″
Cantle Height: 3 1/2″
Horn Size: 3″ Neck 2 1/4″ Cap
Skirt Size: 15″ x 27 1/2″
Weight: Approximately 44 lbs.
The exciting new Xtreme Performance® Ropers reflect the superior engineering and craftsmanship available only from Circle Y.
Because roping puts demand on the strength of a saddle, XP® roper trees are Kevlar® reinforced at stress points. Kevlar® is well known for its superior strength in military and law enforcement applications and in other protective clothing. A DURAhide™ coating adds strength and weather resistance, increasing the life of the tree. This coating is not attractive to insects or rodents, and will decrease the opportunity for warping of the tree because of moisture from weather or your horse.
To increase the comfort for your roping partner- your horse, Circle Y incorporates an XPG™ gel bar pad in the Xtreme Performance® skirts. The gel pad, positioned between the bar and the skirt liner, integrates “2 nd Generation” shock absorbing gel. This gel does not break down, is not susceptible to heat or cold, and does not add significant weight to the saddle. The XPG™ bar pad, configured in the shape of the tree bars, provides improved shock absorption and comfort for the horse, as it compensates for variance in fit.
Most noticeably in the new XP® ropers is the change in the Xtreme Performance® skirt lining- or let’s say- the lack of it. Circle Y has introduced the Slip-Not™ Skirt, which is a close contact leather lining. The elimination of a wool lining further provides an improved fit for your horse and no slipping. It is easier to keep clean than wool, which can pack down and become uneven in spots from wear.
You will spend hours in the saddle, in dusty pens and on hot days. To provide you more comfort, Circle Y has incorporated a special seat system into the Xtreme Performance® saddles. The XP® MVS™- MicroVent™ Seat System helps keep you cooler. The perforated top grain MicroVent™ leather seat breathes for superior rider comfort while remaining water repellant. Under this special leather, the Impact Foam™ seat padding absorbs shock to eliminate transference of impact between horse and rider. The viscoelastic material conforms to the rider for ultimate support and comfort.
For a better leg position and less rider fatigue, Circle Y has added the EBS™-ErgoBalance Stirrup™- to the Xtreme Performance® roping saddle. The EBS™ place the rider’s feet and legs in a more natural position, promoting balanced riding. The rider’s ball of the foot is able to be in total contact with the tread of the stirrup, instead of just supporting the rider’s weight along the edge.