How do you use a Western saddle blanket?

1″ Wool Saddle Pad & Navajo Blanket – YouTube

Do you need a saddle pad and a saddle blanket?

The saddle pad or blanket provides a bit of extra cushioning between the saddle and the horse and helps the saddle stay clean. Without a pad or blanket, a saddle will sit directly on the horse, where it will absorb sweat and pick up dirt from the horse’s back.

What is the average gullet size for a quarter horse?

Semi-Quarter horse bars usually have a 6 1/4″ gullet, and Quarter Horse Bars usually have a 6 1/2″ to 6 3/4″ gullet. Designed to fit the average horse, one of these two widths will fit approximately 80% of horses comfortably. Full-Quarter horse bars usually have a 7″ gullet.

Do I need a saddle pad?

To protect your horse and saddle, a properly fitted saddle pad is imperative. More than a matter of comfort, a proper saddle pad protects your horse’s back and also helps preserve your saddle.

What is a saddle keeper?

KEEPER: piece of leather attached to the saddle through which loose equipment or saddle parts can be hooked.

How do you attach a saddle pad to a saddle?

How To Attach A Saddle On A Horse – YouTube

Where should a western cinch sit?

The lowest point your cinch should sit is 3-4″ above the elbow. This allows clearance and no interference when riding. The best way to get an accurate cinch size is to take a string and hold it on one side 3-4″ above the elbow. Then you run it under the horse, to the same point on the other side.

How far forward should horse saddle be?

The saddle should have 2-3 fingers clearance on the top and around the side of the withers. The saddle must have be an opening (clearance) on the sides of his withers to accommodate the shoulder rotation upwards and backwards during movement. A horse whose saddle pinches his withers may be reluctant to go forward.


Videos

How to western saddle your horse

Saddle Pad Fitting – 1″ Wool Saddle Pad & Navajo Blanket

How to Saddle a Horse (Western Style) | Jeffers Equine


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