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How do I choose an English saddle for my horse?
Selecting an English saddle with a properly-fitted gullet size is important for your horse’s comfort. You can generally determine the size required by looking down on your horse’s back from a position above. An average-sized horse will usually need a medium gullet.
How do I measure myself for an English saddle?
- Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground so that your knees are bent at a 45-degree angle.
- Take a measuring tape and run it along your thigh bone, measuring from the end of your knee to the backside of your buttocks.
How do you measure what saddle size you need?
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.
How do I know if my English saddle is too tight?
As a rule of thumb, you should be able to fit at least a four-finger width between the end of your seat and the cantle. Any less than that and the saddle is too small.
What makes a good English saddle?
|Best English Saddle Brands|
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|Hermès||Hand-made to your measurements|
Are Australian stock saddles comfortable?
The Australian saddle combines features of both for an extremely comfortable ride that can easily take you through rough terrain. It has a low seat with knee pads for added security, and the stirrup is a bit farther up than that of a Western saddle. This gives you a deep, comfortable way to sit for an extended period.
Are Wade saddles comfortable?
Above all, Wade saddles are built with maximum comfort on extensive rides in mind. Every aspect of the saddle is built around buckaroos riding rough terrain for full day rides. It is no surprise then, that they are most favored amongst Western riders in the American south-west.
Can an English trained horse ride Western?
Try out your own variation on the barrel pattern — and let us know how it goes! Let’s start with a common misconception, that an English-trained horse can’t be ridden Western, or vice versa. There are slight differences, sure, but at a basic level, it’s not quite true, because…
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