How do I identify a Martin saddle?

Learn More About Your Saddle by Martin Saddlery – Most Martin Saddlery serial numbers can be found under the leather flap of the seat jockey. They are stamped towards the front on the mounting side of your saddle.

How much does a Martin saddle weigh?

Weight15 kg
Dimensions1 × 1 × 1 cm

What size saddle does a 10 year old need?

7″ – 8″Very small child or toddler
11″ – 12″Child 7 – 10 years old
13″Youth or large child
14″Small adult
15″Average adult

What size western saddle does my child need?

The saddle should be about 10% longer than the child’s upper leg. For example: If the child’s leg measures 9 inches, then the child’s Western saddle should be 10 inches.

What size saddle does a toddler need?

You want to choose a saddle size that is about 10% longer than your child’s upper leg. For example, if your child’s upper leg is 9 inches long, you should get them a 10 inch youth saddle. If your child’s upper leg is 11 inches long, you will want to get them a 12 inch saddle.

How do you date an antique saddle?

Look for the manufacturer’s name and logo to be stamped in plain sight on the saddle. Check on the back, the skirts or on a plate underneath the jockey. Contact the saddle’s manufacturer for information about the saddle’s age. Most manufacturers will be able to tell you the age of the saddle using the serial number.

Are there different types of saddles?

  • General Purpose Saddle. These saddles are ideal for the beginner or intermediate rider who has just bought their first horse and enjoys various types of riding.
  • Dressage Saddle.
  • Jumping Saddle.
  • Hunting Saddle.
  • Youth Saddle.
  • Western Saddle.
  • Side Saddle.
  • Racing Saddles.

What is the horn on a saddle for?

Use of the horn helps the rider avoid balancing off of the horses mouth! And staying on the horn for at least two strides away from the barrel allows the horse to build speed. It also gives the rider a chance to stay balanced while reaching for the outside rein.

What is a GP saddle?

A GP saddle refers to a General Purpose saddle (sometimes called All Purpose) and is the most commonly used and popular saddle among horse owners. They are designed for riders who like to do a bit of everything. The flaps are forward cut enough for jumping and also suitable for schooling and hacking.

What is the difference between a ranch saddle and a roping saddle?

Ranch saddles and roping saddles are both heavy and double-rigged because they need to provide a lot of stability to the rider. However, the low cantle and narrowed front make the roping saddles more suitable for roping, but its robust construction won’t feel comfortable if you try to ride them for too long.

How do you tell what size a saddle is?

It’s easy to measure a western saddle’s seat size. Use a retractable tape measure. Start the tape measure behind the swell and stretch it across the seat to the front of the cantle. That measurement is the seat size.

What is the cantle on a Western saddle?

The cantle is the back part of the seat of the saddle. Its purpose is to help hold the rider in the seat, provide additional comfort and support for the rider. The cantle also anchors the bars of the saddle tree in place inside the saddle, which helps maintain the integrity of the saddle.

What does an English saddle look like?

Like the American Saddle Seat saddle, the English showing saddle has a stirrup bar set farther forward and a cutback pommel that falls behind rather than over the withers, though the seat is less flat and the rider’s center of balance is closer to that of a dressage saddle.

Where is the serial number on an ideal saddle?

The serial number of your saddle is stamped on the upper rear corner of the near side sweat flap.

How do you read a Circle Y tag?

Format: There should be two lines of numbers on your serial plate. The top line is the model number. The bottom line is the serial number and will begin with the year of production. (This is the number to type in the search box to the right.)

How do you read CWD saddle stamps?

This is the last 2 numbers in the year of manufacture and saddle number. For example, in a CWD the serial number starts with the year while in Voltaire it ends with the year. In the first picture, a CWD stamp, the serial number is on the bottom line. This is the 52,441 saddle made in 2017.

Can you team rope in a calf saddle?

The saddle is handmade, with the quality features we demand in all our saddles. Many of our customers also team rope with this same saddle. The horn is tall enough to dally on, and the low fit works well on wide backed horses.

What is an axis tree saddle?

Made in the USA Western Trail Saddle by Cashel Company – The AXIS tree ensures a great fit on your horses back and the double padded seat and deep pocket, large swells and cantle provide the rider with comfort and balance on a long day’s ride.


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