Western

Guide to Western Saddles, Types, Styles, Sizing, Fitting, and Care.

               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...
Step 1: Remove the Hobble strap from around the fender.                                                 Step 2: Slide the Blevins buckle up, freeing the fender from the holes.                                                                                          Step: 3: Insert the fender into a new set of holes.  This with change the overall length of the stirrups.                                 Step 4: Slide the Blevins buckle back down locking the buckle in place.                                                         Step 5: Buckle the Hobble strap back onto the fender...
Step 1: Take the cinch and attach the buckle to the off billet.                               Step 2: Loop the latigo strap through the buckle of the cinch on the opposite side.                                Step 3: Loop the latigo strap a second time through the cinch buckle. Step 4: Take the end of the latigo strap and bring it across the front of the cinch buckle.         Step 5: Loop the latigo strap around the opposite side of the cinch ring; creating a loop of strap in the front of the cinch buckle.                           Step 6: Take the end of the latigo strap and pull it...
There many different types of stirrups and each have their particular functions and purpose.  In this article the different types of stirrups are described and their functions explained.   Western Bell Stirrups:  The western bell stirrup gets its name from its shape.  These stirrups are shaped very much like a bell.  They are the most common western stirrup.  They can be constructed out of wood, metal, or plastic.  The most common construction is a wood covered in a light metal that is left plain.  If the stirrup is used in a show arena the metal can be highly decorated and engraved.  This...
Western Bell Stirrups
Northwood Saddlery is a brand that manufactures high-quality handmade ranch and trail saddles.   Specializing in durable and sturdy saddles, Northwood Saddlery strives to create saddles that will last a lifetime.  Designers of Northwood Saddlery blend equal parts comfort and traditional style.   The saddle designs are classic, but the technology that goes into every saddle is innovative.  Northwood Saddlery is at the forefront be designing bio-mechanically sound saddles to suit your ranch and trial needs.  So if you looking for innovative comfort and fit with a classic look, then consider a...
Flash Saddlery is a brand that provides high-end handmade saddles for the western show ring and the barrel racing ring.  The Flash Saddlery brand saddles are designed by equestrians for equestrians.  Who better to know the fashion trends and desired features in a saddle then your fellow riders?  The saddle designs undergo an extremely strenuous testing before any saddle undergoes final production.  All Flash Saddlery saddles are designed and tested in the United States.    Flash Saddlery works on the forefront of saddle technology.  One can say that Flash Saddlery designers are the innovators...
Are you hosting a show or an event?  Are you looking for a great prize for your champions?  Have you ever considered a trophy saddle?   A trophy saddle makes a wonderful prize for any event!  It is a prize treasured by the winners and a great reminder of their experience at your event.    Perhaps you just want the saddle to remind its owner of a special event or moment.  They make great birthday or anniversary presents!    A trophy saddle, as a grand prize, will also draw more competitors to your event.  Past winners can say that they won the saddle at this event, which would draw an even...
Western Custom Trophy Ranch Saddle
The exact date of the domestication of horses is in dispute, but could have possibly occurred as early as 4000 BC.  The first known saddle-like equipment was used by the Assyrian cavalry around the year 700 BC.  This saddle-like equipment was a type of cloth pad.   These cloth pads were attached around the horse with a girth or surcingle.  They typically included breast straps and cruppers to aid in keeping the pad in place.    From early evidence saddles were a symbol of status for their owner.  It was a way to show off one’s wealth.  These embellishments included sewn patterns or leather...
Wade Tree Roper Ranch Work Style Pleasure Saddle

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