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A brief overview of common gaited horse breeds that would benefit from the use of a gaited saddle. Descriptions of basic breed characteristics.
Steps you should take in fitting your gaited saddle to you and your horse. What features of a saddle are not desired and what features aid in the gaiting motion of your horse.
A description of the most common gaits for gaited breeds. The gaits discussed are fox trot, pace, stepping pace, running walk, and rack.
Brief overview of factors to consider when purchasing a gaited horse. These factors include temperament, soundness, manners on the ground, size and conformation, manners under saddle, smooth gaiting, training and experience, type and natural talent, and lastly price.
Brief overview of design and features of a barrel saddles and barrel racing.
An overview of the design and build of gaited saddles. How the design aids in your horse's natural motion and why a gaited horse would benefit from a gaited saddle.
An icon in American history, the western saddle came to the Old West via the Spanish vaqueros. The original, basic structure was subsequently modified to meet the demands of the working cowboy ~ heftier stirrups, the horn and skirts (side panels), for example. The stirrups accommodated another American symbol, the cowboy boot, while the horn was used for tying a calf to the saddle, and skirts prevented brush and branches from scratching the horse along the widest part of his sides.
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.