Marlene’s saddles are designed to her specifications of quality, fit, and benefits to the rider. Marlene’s Special Effx Saddle System replaces the traditional rigid, solid wood saddle tree with her Special Effx Saddle Tree that form fits each horse’s back, greatly improving the fit and allowing her saddles to fit a wider range of horses. It is like having a custom-fitted saddle for each horse that you ride! The 4239 Marlene McRae Special Effx Overlay barrel saddle uses this tree and has a seat, horn, and swell that are designed to help keep you balanced with your horse. Grip-Rite™ skirt liner for grip and form fits your horse’s back with close contact cut skirt. Biothane stirrup leathers for flexibility and less weight. Leather latigo tie straps for longevity and provides some give for your horse’s comfort. All roughout design provides additional grip as you’re riding. Aluminum stirrups with rubber tread for powerful runs. Black suede star-shape bicycle seat. Square silver conchos with stainless steel hardware. All Marlene’s Special Effx Saddles come complete with a full back girth assembly. A back cinch is useful to keep your saddle secured on your horse’s loin area as he/she works. Made by hand in Texas.