Australian Saddles

  The History of the Australian Saddle   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. The saddle differs little today from its predecessor. The main difference is the addition of the “poleys” or padded knee pads. Now a days some Australian Stock Saddles also feature horns.  Another major difference is the use of the over girth. This allows the rider to get the girth tighter to eliminate slippage and as a back up should a billet strap break.Like the English saddle...