Francois Gauthier Reining Saddle
"The XTREEM Collection"
by Jim Taylor
Designed for Francois Gauthier, this saddle features the special 'FG shoulders free' reining tree for both the horse and rider's comfort. The rider can use any part of the saddle during tough reining maneuvers, yet has a definite secure pocket to sit down on the horse when needed. The fenders are comfortably set for natural leg position and overall rider balance. This is one of the most popular all-around reining saddles that Jim Taylor has built.
Francois Gauthier is a respected USA reining trainer with 30 years experience. 15-time NRHA Futurity Finalist and NRHA Judge. Winning over $500,000, Francois is among the top 20 life-time NRHA earners.
Ride to the Xtreem
All "XTREEM saddles" are made to ride identically to any Jim Taylor custom saddle. The trees are the same high-quality 'shoulders free' design made exclusively for Jim Taylor and used in all Jim Taylor custom saddles.The leather is top Quality Herman Oak Saddle colour finishes are either natural golden or chestnut. All XTREEM saddle production is done under the watchful eye of Jim Taylor. The tooling is kept simple, the leather saddle parts are all heavy and single-ply, the artificial wool skirt lining is the best quality, and the plated silver Conchos are handmade exclusively for XTREEM saddles designed by Jim Taylor.
Here's an affordable handmade saddle that will ride right, last for years, and has a proven professional pedigree.
LIFETIME TREE GUARANTEE
True comfort for today's riders & horses begins with the revolutionary new Jim Taylor "shoulders-free" tree. New design for less pressure on the horse shoulder improved fit for both horse & rider.
The Francois Gauthier tree was designed for Francois Gauthier. It features a combination of an 'association' style swell with a quarter horse width gullet. The bars are the 'arizona' type with our special twist & flare for equal pressure over the entire horse's back. Our 'shoulders free' front bar angle greatly reduces the pressure on both sides of the horse's withers above the scapular area.
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