What is the best western saddle for me?

Featuring: Western Pleasure / Trail Saddle

          The western pleasure/trail saddle is designed for riders who are intersted in a pleasure riding and trail ridding. This saddle is also great for beginner or novice riders, as the deeper seat offers security as well as comfort.

The Seat

          The western pleasure/trail saddle is designed with long hours in the saddle in mind. The seat is typically padded and the depth of seat ranges from medium, to a deep seat.

The Position

         A pleasure-trail saddle will place the rider in a position that is relaxed and comfortable. The stirrups will be under the rider's seat, or possibly slightly forward. This offers the rider a balanced and secure position for either riding on the flat, up and down steep terrain, to everything in between.

Weight of Saddle

          The saddles are typically light to medium weight. A heavier saddle is harder for the horse to carry for long distances and or over difficult terrain. So therefore, trail saddles are designed to be lighter in weight. With a light weight saddle, your horse will be more comfortable and will be able to ride for hours on end. 

Rigging

          These saddles are usually rigged with a front and a back cinch to help keep the saddle in place. Some trail/pleasure saddles may also come in a 3-point rigging. These types of rigging is designed to keep the saddle more secure to the horse and help to keep the saddle from popping off the horse's back.

Extras and Specifics

          You will usually find extra D-rings and ties on pleasure/trail saddles for the rider to attach any saddle bags and gear that they may need for the trail ahead of them.

Horse's Comfort

          As these saddles are typically used from an hour ride to an all day ride, the saddle is cut to offer the horse more comfort. In addition, the tree is typically lighter with a focus on a well balanced tree.

Western Pleasure / Trail Saddles from SaddleOnline

Check out these great western pleasure/trail saddle that we offer here at SaddleOnline! 

New 16 18 Fancy hand tooled leather Horse saddle 0429H 
 New 16 18 Fancy hand tooled leather Horse saddle 
 $499.99 
 
Rough Out Western Pleasure Trail Horse Leather Saddle 16 18 3117 
 Rough Out Western Pleasure Trail Horse Leather Saddle 16 18 
 $499.99 
 
Synthetic Black Texas Star Show Horse Saddle Tack Pad 15 17 5803W 
 Synthetic Black Texas Star Show Horse Saddle Tack Pad 15 17 
 $225.00 
 
16 18 Amazingly Comfortable Brown Trail Endurance Saddle 1157 
 16 18 Amazingly Comfortable Brown Trail Endurance Saddle 
 $549.99 
 

 

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