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Types of 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.

Common Western Bridles
Common Western Bridles

Split Ear Bridle – Also known as the One Ear bridle, the main difference between this and the common Western bridle is that the leather strap goes behind one ear and in front of the other, rather than behind both ears for extra security in keeping the bridle on.

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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

The dressage models ‘Inzell’ and ‘Salzburg’, which are also available as general purpose saddles, can be ordered as standard models with this short panel. This panel variation is optionally available for almost all dressage saddles.

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Gullet
Gullet

The saddle gullet is the cutout or tunnel underneath the fork and rides over the horse's withers. The design of the fork and the angle of the bars of the saddle tree determine the width and height of the gullet.

Hackamore
Hackamore

Saddles & Tack. Australian Saddles & Tack. Australian Apparel; ... Hackamore bridles and bitless bridles help apply pressure to the noseband rather than a bit.

Horn
Horn

Horn: knob-like appendage attached to the pommel or swells, most commonly associated with the modern western saddle, but seen on some saddle designs in other cultures. knee rolls: Seen on some English saddles , extra padding on the front of the flaps to help stabilize the rider's leg.

Hunting Saddle
Hunting Saddle

A saddle is a low spot between two hill tops and they are most easily identified using topo maps, or 3-D images. They are very easy to identify, and they serve as excellent deer funneling features. Figure 1.

Introduction
Introduction

Introduction to Saddle Fitting Good Saddle Fit from the Start Trees, Panels, and Motion Saddle Fitting and Panel Design Saddle Trees More About Saddle Trees

Jockeys
Jockeys

Jockeys are held in place with either saddle strings or screws and conchos. The back jockeys are fastened together with lacing or sewn with a nameplate that can include the saddlemaker’s name, the brand, or the owner’s name.

Jumping Saddle
Jumping Saddle

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.

Kids Saddle
Kids Saddle

For many kids, western saddles are the first they’ll ever ride in. Buying a saddle – even a pint-sized one – is a major decision and a bit of an investment.

Pelham
Pelham

Pelham Saddlery. New & Used Saddles- Dressage saddles, Hunter saddles, Jumper saddles, Event saddles, Close Contact saddles, Endurance saddles, All Purpose saddles-Pelham Saddlery is a Horse Saddle & Tack Shop located in New Hampshire that has been serving the needs of the English Horse and Rider since 1983.

Saddle Tree
Saddle Tree

Tree width and tree angle need to be adjusted together. If the width of your saddle’s tree is correct for your horse, but the angle is incorrect, the saddle will not fit your horse. Adding flocking to or removing flocking from the vertical panels of the saddle will not solve the problem. And at times both the width and angle of the saddle’s tree are incorrect for a particular horse.

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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

What are the saddle skirts and what's their purpose? We explain it all for you.

Snaffle
Snaffle

Saddle Blankets-Pads; Saddles & Accessories; Show Headstalls; Spurs / Spur Straps; Stable-Travel Items; Training-Work Equip.

Split Ear or One Ear Bridle
Split Ear or One Ear Bridle

Find great deals on eBay for split one ear bridle. Shop with confidence.

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Western Saddle
Western Saddle

Western saddles are used for western riding and are the saddles used on working horses on cattle ranches throughout the United States, particularly in the west. They are the "cowboy" saddles familiar to movie viewers, rodeo fans, and those who have gone on trail rides at guest ranches.

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Weymouth
Weymouth

Saddle Fit: English vs. Western – What are the Differences? Schleese launches ‘LightFlight’ saddle featuring the NEW revolutionary PSI Panel! How Important is Your Saddle Really? Suffering in Silence by Jochen Schleese – Book Review – March 2018; Improving performance, communication, and relationship with your horse.

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