Are Treeless Saddles Better For Horses?

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So why are treeless saddles bad for horses? What are the benefits of treed saddles? Let’s start with the purpose of treeless saddles and learn more about them. We’ll also discuss what types of treeless saddles are available. If you’re unsure which one is right for you, read. Here are some things to consider before … Read more

Why Are Western Saddles So Heavy?

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You may be asking yourself, Why Are Western Saddles So Heavy? and you might want to know how this weight affects your horse. We will look at the weight of different types of saddles, the effects of a western saddle, and whether horse saddle pads help disperse the weight. Let’s start by understanding how much … Read more

Why Do Western Saddles Have A Horn?

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You may have wondered, “Why Do Western Saddles Have a Horn?” If so, you’re not alone. The horn on these saddles is often used for roping and other activities that require a strong rope. But did you know that other types of saddles have a horn? Read on to learn more. If you have any … Read more

How Much Should I Spend On My First Saddle?

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Before buying your first saddle, know how much you want to spend. Most shops have test saddles. Trying them out before buying them is the best way to determine whether the saddle is right for you and your riding style. Some saddles are not suitable for everyone, and you might need to take a little … Read more

Is A Western Saddle More Comfortable For The Horse?

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If you’ve been wondering about the benefits of a western saddle, here’s some information you should know. First, you need to know if this type of saddle hurts the horse. Also, you must decide whether the leather is better for the saddle or synthetic materials. It would help if you also determined how comfortable the … Read more

Saddle Seat

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The rider’s most significant component of a western saddle is the saddle seat. It will define how comfortable those hours in the saddle will be to a large extent. Seating Structure Everything starts with the “ground seat.” The ground seat is attached to the saddle tree and serves as the foundation for the final saddle … Read more

Saddle Fenders

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Saddle fenders are the lengthy vertical leather strips that run beneath the rider’s legs. They are made to shield the horse’s legs from sweat. Fenders should be constructed of heavy-duty, high-quality leather because they are subjected to a lot of abuse. Saddle fenders are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The contour of … Read more

Saddle Fit: Fitting the Horse

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The purpose of proper saddle fitting is to find a saddle that is comfortable for the horse and the rider. But which of the two is more important? Fitting the horse, without a doubt. Let us look at how to fit your horse to the correct saddle. Physical characteristics that influence saddle fit include: The … Read more

Saddle Rigging Hardware

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The rings, dees, and plates that link the off billet, flank billets, and latigos to the saddle are known as saddle rigging hardware. The style of rigging a saddle has is determined by its type, arrangement, and location on the saddle. Rigging hardware is essential for securing the saddle and should be of good quality. … Read more

The Latigo Holder

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After the latigo has been laced through the ring of the cinch, the latigo holder (also known as the latigo keeper, the cinch strap keeper, and the cinch strap holder) is what keeps the loose end of the latigo. It is usually made of leather and bears the name or mark of the maker.  It … Read more