What makes a good barrel saddle?

What Makes a Good Barrel Saddle? A good barrel saddle will have a deep seat, high cantle, tall horn, and wide swells. Ideally, they should also have a suede seat, free-swinging fenders, and side jockeys, short skirts, narrow stirrups with good grip, and in-skirt rigging.

What makes a barrel saddle different?

Barrel Saddles – Barrel saddles are used for the event of Barrel Racing. They have a deep seat to grip the rider in during those sharp, fast turns. They also have a tall horn for a good grip and a taller pommel to secure the rider. A barrel saddle also has a higher cantle to allow more security while going around a turn.

How do you choose saddle pad thickness?

Size: Measure your saddle and choose a pad that will have no more than 1-2” of pad showing around your saddle. Thickness: 1/2” Thick Pad – Great for showing, reining, cutting or pleasure horses when you still need protection yet want to put a colorful blanket over the under pad for show purposes.

What is a Cheyenne roll on a saddle?

Cheyenne Roll? Expand. A: Besides general style preference, a Cheyenne Roll offers a “lip” off the cantle that is generally used to grip or secure items under. A Pencil Roll is is more of a cupped look and adds an extra 0.5in to the Cantle Height. There is NO cost difference.


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