I know better than to head up a mountain without ensuring my equipment is up for the rough and tough demands of trail riding. One of the most important pieces of tack on the trail is a quality saddle pad like this Diamond Wood Contour. Depending on the terrain and conditions, trail riding is physically demanding—especially for your horse.
Fully Hand tooled with a deep combination edge tool design. Saddle complete with deep seat. This saddle is suitable for everyday riding.
Specializing in custom made western saddles. Though it is built indoors on a saddle stand, the context with which a saddle is built is always the back of a horse. The rich Cowboy Culture of the American West has demanded that there be an active connection between rugged durability and enduring beauty.
A saddle is a seat for the rider of an animal, usually a horse. A well-made saddle gives the horse rider the necessary support, security, and control over the animal. The saddle makes it possible for the rider to keep in balance with the horse by allowing him or her to sit over the horse's point of balance. The first saddles were simply animal skins or cloths thrown over the backs of horses, offering only a small measure of comfort to the riders.
There are a range of brands, materials, designs available and it can be very confusing to know which one to go for. We have done the research for you so no need to look further! First of All, what is western pleasure riding and what kind of saddle does it require?
All Categories. Different western saddle types. Abetta Saddles.
One of the most intuitive fitting processes out there! We utilize pictures and video in motion to insure a great, functional fit for your horse. Once that is complete, we customize to you!
The Wintec Western All-rounder saddle is extremely lightweight and easy-care featuring durable Equi-Leather and a soft and grippy Equi-Suede seat. The Wintec Western All-rounder is ideal for trail and leisure riding offering a stable seat, Cheyenne roll, a square skirt, traditional western detail, swinging fenders and latigo girthing system. BlackDark Brown. Wintec Saddles products are manufactured using high-quality, durable and weatherproof materials for longevity and ease of use and care.
The Western saddle was designed for cowboys who spent long days riding the range, driving and working cattle. Leather Western saddles are much heavier than English saddles but the weight of both saddle and rider is spread over a larger area of the horse's back, which makes it less tiring for the horse. The contoured cantle, the fenders and stirrups keep the rider secure and comfortable in the saddle.
First created for riding and working on the range, western saddles are equipped with a saddle horn and other features for ranching and herding. They're now used for all sorts of western-style riding and performance, and finding the right one can make or break a pleasure ride or an equestrian competition. Western saddle seat sizes range from toddler sizes to large adult sizes.