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Types of Horse Saddles

Cantle
Cantle

Parts of a saddle | The cantle Cantle {\ˈkan-təl\} : n. The back of the saddle seat, which provides a backrest and support, keeps the rider in the saddle, as well as anchoring the bars of the saddle tree.

Dressage Saddle
Dressage Saddle

Good saddle fit is obviously essential for all saddles, especially dressage saddles, both for the comfort and freedom of the horse, and for maintaining optimal connection between horse and rider (click on the link for more about this).

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Fork (or Swell)
Fork (or Swell)

The saddle swell or fork (or, if you're English, pommel) is the part of the saddle that holds together the bars of the tree. It also supports the horn. There are three different styles of swells: the A fork (or "slick fork"), the swell fork, and the undercut swell fork.

General Purpose Saddle
General Purpose Saddle

AH wool flocked close contact GP Saddles in width fittings up to extra wide plus. Excellent saddles for wide horses, cobs and large native ponies.

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Gullet
Gullet

The gullet of the saddle is one of the most crucial parts. It holds the bars of the saddle together and its angle determines how the saddle is going to fit the horse.

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Horn
Horn

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Hunting Saddle
Hunting Saddle

They had a couple of Saddlesmith saddles there and they looked ok. But I wasn't sure if they looked good compared to all the junk sitting next to them or if they actually were better..lol. By no means they do not compare to a higher quality saddle like a custom or a Martin(at the time that was what I was looking at for a barrel saddle, the Sherri Cervi models).

Introduction
Introduction

There is a horn at the fron of the saddle which aids balance while the other hand holds the reigns.The saddles are desiged to be more comfortable and sturdy for ranch hands who spent long hours on horse-back oftern performing sharp turns.There are now around ten different types of Western saddle that have been adapted for the various disciplines of Western riding.

Jockeys
Jockeys

Saddle Tree: The saddle tree is composed by the bars of the saddle and the gullet. It is the frame that the saddle's structure is based on. The size of the saddle's tree determines how it fits the horse.

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Jumping Saddle
Jumping Saddle

4. Classique jumping saddle. The Classique jumping saddle is a traditional flocked saddle with a unique tree and panel system. The WOW patented tree with lateral flexion means that as the horse moves, the tree twists from side to side to allow freedom of movement. The saddle’s pointless panel system provides a greater bearing surface.

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Kids Saddle
Kids Saddle

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Saddle Tree
Saddle Tree

The solid saddle tree was a later invention, and though early stirrup designs predated the invention of the solid tree, the paired stirrup, which attached to the tree, was the last element of the saddle to reach the basic form that is still used today.

Seat
Seat

Saddle seat is a style of horseback riding within the category of English riding that is designed to show off the high action of certain horse breeds. The style developed into its modern form in the United States, and is also seen in Canada and South Africa.

Skirts
Skirts

The Saddle Skirts . The saddle skirts are the large pieces of heavy leather that attach to the underside of the saddle tree bars. The purposes of the skirts are: To protect the horse from the bars

Western Saddle
Western Saddle

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