Australia

Everything you wanted to know about the Australian Saddle and Tack.  

Take a look at Australian saddles and tack, and you’ll immediately notice that they offer a unique appearance. Lighter and more compact than comparably sized leather western saddles, “Aussie” saddles are comfortable for horses to wear, even on long rides. Here are more reasons it’s worth getting to know Australian saddles and tack. A Quick History When British settlers arrived in Australia in 1788, they brought horses and tack along with them. How else could they have gotten around? Soon enough, they realized that Australia’s challenging terrain was no match for English saddles, which were...
Australian Saddles and Tack have Built-in Features for Comfort and Safety
          For many people, there is simply no better way to spend their time than riding a horse.  Whether it's enjoying a slow ride through open fields or a more spirited ride through the woods, there is always a special bond between a horse and its owner. However, to make the ride as comfortable as possible for both horse and rider, a great saddle is a must. If you've been looking around and just can't seem to find the saddle you want, let us here at SaddleOnline.com help you find exactly what you need. Discount Western Saddles           Here at SaddleOnline.com, we specialize in discount...
          There's nothing like riding on horseback, head and shoulders above the rest of the world, with a graceful animal beneath you. When you want to make most of that ride, western saddles can take you there in comfort. Featuring a deep seat, stirrups that are broad, and a high pommel, you can rest assured that you will be settled in as you hit the trails. Whether you are galloping across a field or ambling by the side of the road, you'll want to see all of your options and review a host of western saddles for sale to find the right fit for you! A Saddle for Every Occasion:          ...
         The term saddlery refers to saddles, harnesses and other equipment for horses. Respectively, it also describes the trade of making the saddles. A saddler is a professional who manufactures, repairs, rebuilds and designs equipment for all equestrian disciplines. Unlike other medieval crafts, the saddlery still flourishes. Most saddlers work in small, privately owned workshops with less than four employees, although larger establishments can also be found around the country where the equipment is made using hands and machinery. Discount saddlery can typically be obtained from such...
          It can be a challenge to find the right outfitter to work with for all of your saddle and riding needs, but SaddleOnline provides you with the ultimate shopping experience. There are several different types of saddles and accessories available to you through SaddleOnline, including those for English, Australian and Western saddles. Whether you are shopping for beautiful show gear, riding and jumping gear or accessories that are suitable for ranch and work activities, you can find all that you need through SaddleOnline.   What to Expect from Western Saddle Accessories          ...
Step 1: Pull back flap near knee blocks and slide the fender loops onto the stirrup bars.  Make sure that your fenders are hanging correctly on the saddle.                                                                               Step 2: Take the over girth and place over the pommel of the saddle.  The d-ring side should be on the left side of the saddle and the strap with the holes should be on the right side of the saddle.                                                     Step 3: Then insert the over girth sides through the saddle flaps...
There many different types of stirrups and each have their particular functions and purpose.  In this article the different types of stirrups are described and their functions explained.   Western Bell Stirrups:  The western bell stirrup gets its name from its shape.  These stirrups are shaped very much like a bell.  They are the most common western stirrup.  They can be constructed out of wood, metal, or plastic.  The most common construction is a wood covered in a light metal that is left plain.  If the stirrup is used in a show arena the metal can be highly decorated and engraved.  This...
Western Bell Stirrups
The exact date of the domestication of horses is in dispute, but could have possibly occurred as early as 4000 BC.  The first known saddle-like equipment was used by the Assyrian cavalry around the year 700 BC.  This saddle-like equipment was a type of cloth pad.   These cloth pads were attached around the horse with a girth or surcingle.  They typically included breast straps and cruppers to aid in keeping the pad in place.    From early evidence saddles were a symbol of status for their owner.  It was a way to show off one’s wealth.  These embellishments included sewn patterns or leather...
Wade Tree Roper Ranch Work Style Pleasure Saddle
The Australian Stock Saddle was designed originally by English settlers, in the late 1700's, for the purpose of handling livestock. The settlers made changes to the English saddle they were commonly accustomed to.  These modifications where to accommodate long hours in the saddle, cow work, and steep/ uneven terrain. The most obvious changes to the traditional English saddle were the addition of the Poleys or the kneepads. When sitting in the saddle, these poleys help keep the rider secure over various terrain. The girth system was also changed for rider safety. The double girthing system...
Buying a new or first saddle can seem like a daunting challenge.   Next to the purchase price of your horse this is most likely the most expensive piece of equipment that you will purchase.  In order to make this task less daunting, this article breaks done the factors and features of saddle buying and what to consider when purchasing one.   Discipline:   The first factor that you should consider is what riding discipline you are interested in partaking in.  You do not want to purchase a western pleasure saddle if you intend on jumping in the hunter ring or riding in the dressage ring. ...
Flash Lightning Bolt Saddle

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