- On average, a horse's heart can weigh between 7-14 lbs. The largest heart on record belonged to Secretariat weighing in at 22 lbs!
- The Average pulse rate is 28-45 beats per minute.
Every one can enjoy looking at a well made western saddle. The shape, the color, the way it feels, and mostly the way it looks. The amount of time that goes in to making a western saddle can be tremendous.
In the interesting world of saddles there are many different shapes, sizes, colors and makes. Each design is purpose built to aid the rider and horse in that specific discipline.
So your looking to buy a saddle? Where to begin? What sizes, colors, materials? There are so many questions to answer when looking into buying a new or used saddle. There are a few things you need to do in order to get the best saddle you can that will work for both you and the horse.
So what gives? What makes one riding style better or worst than the other? Horse people are notoriously passionate about their riding style and discipline. We tend to back up our preferred style. That being said where is there an unbiased look into the different styles of riding, styles, and disciplines? Well here is one.
Each discipline has its advantages and some disadvantages. Making the decision on what riding style you would like to pursue takes time and a willingness to try new things. For a western rider to switch to English there is a lot of different terms and positions as well as the obvious differences in the saddles. Even western to an Australian stock saddle is a change horn or not.
For a western rider to switch to English there is a lot of different terms and positions as well as the obvious differences in the saddles.
When the English settled in Australia they brought with them the horse and saddle to a rough and rugged country. The saddle changed to better suit the harsh environment.
With the bulk of the winter snow behind us and the promise of spring to come soon, the spring cleaning makes way for the busy summer months. By getting a head start in the cleaning you will have more time to enjoy those beautiful days to come.