What Are Bucking Rolls On A Saddle
Bucking rolls are two padded pouches that are inserted to the front of the saddle seat to help a rider stay in the saddle by supplementing the swells. They’re meant to be worn with slick fork saddles that have narrow swells.
Bucking rolls are typically made of leather, and they can be highly decorative and colorful. Fine tooling and design, supple chap leather, and even exotic leathers like ostrich, beaver tail, and shark are all available. Depending on your tastes, they come in various widths and heights, as well as varying hardness levels.
A leather strap is commonly used to join the two rolls in the middle. They have a curved curvature that conforms to the shape of the saddle. Saddle strings or screws are used to secure them to the saddle.
Some individuals may be perplexed as to why someone would buy a slick fork saddle and then add bucking rolls. They argue that you should start with a good swell fork saddle.
They’re simple to connect and detach, making them ideal for people who use their saddle for a variety of activities. When starting young colts, they may put them on, but when doing long distance riding, they may take them off. Slick fork saddles with soft bucking rolls are preferred by certain riders versus harsh swell fork saddles. Some people just think they’re cool.
Can I Use Bucking Rolls On Any Western Saddle?
Yes, bucking rolls can be used with most western saddles. They are the most commonly used with the slick fork style of saddles.