Saddle Fitting

Tips for english and western proper saddle fitting for horse and rider.

           Dedicated equestrians and casual fans of horseback riding will have the opportunity to browse through a variety of saddles, all available for purchase at SaddleOnline. The right saddle can often be enough to make a tremendous difference in the quality of the ride and the different activities that the rider can enjoy. As such, it is important for all individuals to select a comfortable saddle, making sure that it is not only chosen for the specific riding activity, but also sized appropriately to guarantee comfort. Different Range of Sizes           All types of riders are...
A quick search of the internet reveals loads of barrel saddles for sale, some in flashy colors, some inexpensive, and some that are definitely worthy of a pro rodeo rider. In this guide to choosing a barrel saddle, we'll provide you with important tips and insight for selecting the one that's right for you and your favorite racing partner. The Right Saddle Makes A Difference Some sites offering barrel saddles for sale place a heavy focus on the overall look of the saddle and accompanying tack, but fail to pay close attention to what really matters: the way the saddle fits your horse, and the...
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          Generally, when a rider purchases a saddle for barrel racing, he or she is looking to use it for several years. Naturally a rider purchasing a saddle for barrel racing, wants to get one that is suitable for fast-paced riding. Here are a few significant features to consider when looking at barrel saddles for sale.   The Size of the Saddle:           One of the most important features to look at when shopping for a barrel racing saddle is its size. The size of a western saddle is determined by the length of its seat. So, if a saddle seat measures 15 inches in length, then it is...
       As their name implies, show saddles for sale are saddles that are specially designed for horse shows and looking fancy. Essentially, they are fashioned with custom embroidery and other beautiful features that are made for showing off. Quite different from typical work saddles, show saddles are designed to be aesthetically-pleasing to the eye rather than simply durable enough for work purposes.        When you're looking for show saddles for sale, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help you pick the best saddle to fit your needs. For instance, most show saddles are designed...
       If you're in the market for a cheaper horse saddle, then we are here to assist you with knowing what to look for to get a quality saddle at a cheap price! Traditionally, all saddles were made of leather because it's durable, breathable, and it shapes to the horse. However, leather can sometimes be quite pricey. Therefore, you might not want to opt for a traditional leather horse saddle when you are looking for a cheaper horse saddle to accommodate your budget. Synthetic Horse Saddles:        Fortunately, modern technology has made it so that there are plenty of synthetic horse saddles...
       Almost everyone conjures to mind the typical western saddle when picturing what a saddle looks like. Western saddles are the ones that were popularized by the famous "cowboys," and they were mostly used in western riding and cattle ranching. During cowboy days, saddles were made out of leather. Although you can still buy leather saddles today, they tend to be expensive and require more maintenance than some more modern types of saddles.          Thanks to innovations in the textile industry, manufacturers are now able to manufacture synthetic western saddles that are made of synthetic...
         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...
          When you get your own horse, it is one of the most exciting times in your life. However, owning a horse brings with it a lot of responsibility. As well as taking good care of your horse, you also have to outfit it with the best horse tack. Most horse owners these days choose to use the standard Western tack. If you are looking to outfit your horse with tack, here is a beginner’s guide to selecting the right gear from the tack shop.   Start with a Blanket:             The first piece of horse tack that is part of a Western setup is the saddle pad or blanket. Do not skimp at the...
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               Finding the right saddle fit can be a frustrating process. There are so many different measurements that have to take place in order to find the right saddle that is going to suit both you and your horse. For the horse measurement you need to measure his withers, his back length, as well as his body structure. For the rider, you have to first determine what type of saddle you will be using (i.e. Western or English). Once you know what type of saddle you will be riding/purchasing, you can then figure out the appropriate measurements that you will need for yourself! For the rider...

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