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Monarch Arena & Trail Saddle


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  • Julie’s favorite in her line of Peak Performance Saddles
  • Flex2® Tree helps alleviate pressure points and flares enough for free shoulder movement
  • Hermann oak leather
  • 34 pounds
  • Full skirt, perfect for short-backed horses
  • Black grain out seat & strings
  • Matching wool felt pad sold seperately
  • 3-way adjustable in-skirt rigging
  • Narrow twist
  • Close contact
  • Memory foam seat
  • Gel pads for the horse dstribute pressure more evenly over the horse’s back
  • Pre-twist stirrups
  • Hand-tooled in Texas

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  • Designed by Julie Goodnight in conjunction with Circle Y saddle makers
  • Positions rider for a balanced ride
  • Perfect performance in the arena or trail riding
  • Conchos are ESP Silver
  • Slip-Not™ skirt liner with XPG™ gel bar pad for horse’s comfort
  • Softee™ seat jockeys and fenders require no break-in
  • Pre-twisted stirrup leathers and ErgoBalance™ Stirrups to reduce knee and ankle fatigue and promote balanced riding
  • Choosing “All Tack” includes the saddle with matching headstall, reins, breast collar, and flank cinch
  • Swell width 13″
  • Cantle Height 3 1/2″
  • Skirt 15″ D x 27″ L
  • Horn 2 1/4″ Neck, 3″ Cap
  • Stainless hardware
  • Pad sold separately
  • Pad contour matches saddle
  • Wear leathers on saddle pad match saddle color.

Notes from Julie: This is Julie’s favorite saddle for every-day use; the Flex2 tree saddle has many special features designed by Julie Goodnight to make your ride comfortable for both you and your horse while maintaining a high performance quality. For the rider who works both in the arena and on the trail, this saddle is the perfect multi-use saddle. With a narrow twist, extra padded seat and close-contact feel, you’ll never want to sit in another saddle. The adjustable rigging means this saddle will fit just about any horse securely and comfortably.



Saddle and Tack Return Policy In an effort to insure fit and satisfaction, we offer the following return policy on saddles and matching tack purchased directly from Goodnight via internet or phone order and drop-shipped from either Goodnight or Circle Y, under the following conditions:

You must contact our office for a return authorization within one week of receipt of the saddle.

All new saddles must be returned in new condition; no scratches or wear marks, no horse hair or dirt, no dirt scratches in the stirrup, wear marks on straps or anywhere on saddle or matching tack. If the saddle or tack is not in new/ready-to-sell condition when returned, a deduction will be made in the refund amount, according to the sole discretion of Circle Y Saddles or Goodnight which ever applies.

Saddles returned in new condition, as stated above, will incur a 10% restocking fee.  If you are exchanging your saddle for another Julie Goodnight saddle, there will be no restocking fee.

Non-Stock Items: A non-stock item is anything that we are building specifically to your specifications. An example would be a saddle that you selected specific conchos, tooling, or seat materials.  Because these items are not something we regularly stock and it will be built specifically for you, we are unable to accept returns or cancellations once customized order is placed.

Original shipping fees will not be refunded and customer must pay the return shipping cost, except in the case of defective merchandise. Once you receive your saddle, you will have a full week to assess the fit to your horse and you, during which time you can get authorization to return the saddle if necessary.

We suggest you try the saddle on the horse right away, with a towel or blanket between the horse and saddle and assess the fit before you attach a cinch and ride in the saddle. If there is a question on the fit, get input from someone knowledgeable in saddle fit. Once you have determined the saddle fits your horse, you can cinch it up and sit in it to make sure it is the right fit for you; be very careful not to scratch or mar the leather, we suggest wrapping the stirrup leather prior to your test ride to keep the leather pristine. If you decide it is a good fit for your horse and you, you may begin riding normally in the saddle; just keep in mind it takes very little riding in a saddle for it to lose its “new” condition.

Weight 544 oz
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 18 in
Saddle Leather Color

Black, Regular Oil, Walnut

Seat Size

14 inch, 15 inch, 15.5 inch, 16 inch, 17 inch

Tree Size

Regular, Wide

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  1. Haven’t received this yet but I’m really looking forward to it, I have the wind river saddle and it’s very comfortable and well balanced.

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Q & A

What is the current wait time for 2023? C asked on January 5, 2023
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How long is the current turn around for a saddle? Renee White asked on April 19, 2022

Hello Renee, Which saddle are your looking at? We have a few saddles that we pre-0rdered. Otherwise, it is taking 8 to 9 months for the saddles to be built and shipped. Sincerely, Diana

Diana H., Customer Service answered on April 20, 2022 store manager
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What is the difference between regular and wide? Renee Kramer asked on September 29, 2021

Hello Renee, The Wide Tree is Full Quarter Horse bars 7 1/2 Gullet width with a 92 degree slope. The Regular Tree is Semi Quarter Horse Bars 6 3/4 to 6 1/2 gullett width with a 90 degree slope Sincerely, Diana

Diana H., Customer Service answered on October 1, 2021 store manager
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