About English Saddles

English saddles are the primary saddles used in English riding disciplines worldwide. There are many different English riding disciplines, such as show jumping, endurance riding and dressage to name a few, that require variations in saddle design to meet the needs of a particular discipline. For example, dressage saddles are designed to give the rider a closer feel with the horse which allows the rider to give better signals. However, common to all English saddles is the fact that they are designed to give the horse greater freedom of movement since they lack the features associated with Western or Australian saddles.