Saddles are one of the most important pieces of horse tack that a rider invests in. There are different saddles that are better suited for different styles of riding, so it is important to know the details when you are shopping online for that perfect saddle.
Like many other pieces of horse tack, such as halters and bridles, horse saddles are typically crafted with either leather or a synthetic material. Synthetic saddles are typically lighter in weight, easier to maintain, and are generally cheaper than leather saddles. Take this Collegiate Chatsworth All Purpose Saddle, for example. Saddles like these are designed for both leisurely riding and competition. The easy-to-clean synthetic material makes cleaning up after riding in a dry, dusty area a breeze, and the sleek black look is perfect for dressage and other show events.
English style saddles are typically lighter in weight, which allows the rider to get closer to the horse, which helps with subtle cues and commands in the various English style disciplines. For example, close contact saddles like this Collegiate Graduate are best suited for events like jumping, as they allow for the rider to transition into the jump position with ease. Western saddles are typically heavier and larger, and are designed to provide more comfort and padding when riding on rough trails or working on the ranch.
Whatever your saddle needs, One Stop Equine Shop has you and your horse covered! We carry saddles for various disciplines Check out our inventory of saddles today!