australian saddle

Eager to try an Australian stock saddle for yourself, but not quite sure how to choose one that fits your horse (and you) perfectly? The following guide to fitting an Australian saddle will help you get it right. Gullet Size Matters As with English and Western saddles, gullet size matters greatly in keeping the weight of the saddle (and rider!) off the horse’s spine. One that’s too wide or too narrow will cause pain and could permanently injure your horse. Luckily, there’s no mystery to measuring the gullet on an Australian saddle; it’s measured the same as the one on the Western or English...
So, you’re looking for a cheap saddle. Almost invariably, someone is going to tell you that you’re wasting your money by looking at saddles that don’t eat up your entire paycheck! We’re here to reassure you, and put the naysayers to rest. While it is certainly true that there are lots of cheap saddles that are doomed to make their way into the waste stream within a short period of time, there are plenty of others that will provide you and your horse with a comfortable ride for years to come. How to Choose a Cheap Saddle There are a few ways to get your hands on a reliable saddle without...
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
Horse saddles come in an astonishing array of shapes, sizes and colors. Some, such as dressage saddles, show saddles and barrel racing saddles, are designed for very special purposes but can be used for other things, while others, such as all-purpose English, Australian, and Western trail saddles are designed for versatility and comfort, and are useful for a wide array of equestrian activities. Australian Stock Saddles Affectionately known as “Aussies” or “Poleys,” Australian stock saddles come with and without front horns. These saddles are deep-seated and comfortable, with blocks below the...
When it comes to choosing horse gifts, the options are limitless. Where to begin? In this quick guide, we’ll provide you with a whole barn full of ideas that are sure to put a smile on any horse lover’s face. Horse Gifts for Kids When it comes to horse gifts for girls, you’ll find that just about anything pink satisfies. A matching halter and lead rope fits in a box and is an easy way to hint that there’s a new pony or horse waiting outside, and for those girls who already have an equine companion, a new western or English saddle pad makes a thoughtful gift. Want to go all out? Consider a...