I have discovered, also, that no matter what saddle you are in, this guy really responds well to my body motion which, in this case, told him all I wanted him to do was a gentle trail walk. When ever he (only twice) thought about trotting or pacing, I keep with my "walk only" body motion and he would back down to the regular walk. It was a real eye opener and I am sure the ortho-flex allowed him to feel this motion even more. He was a happy guy... and so was I!!!