About Western Saddles

Western saddles come in all different shapes, sizes and for many disciplines.  We have categorized Western saddles under ‘working’ saddles, which include roping, barrel, cutting, mounted shooting, all arounds, ranch and training.  Show saddles, Western Pleasure, Western dressage saddles come under the second category.  Then we have Western/English trial and endurance saddles in their own category. Western saddles are fitted to horse and rider differently than to English saddles.  On a Western saddle, you measure from the front of the seat (behind the SWELL and HORN), to the center of the cantle seat (not right to the back of the lip).  As a general rule, Western saddles are 2ins smaller than an English saddle, so if you ride in a 17ins English saddle, you will require a 15ins Western saddle – but this depends upon the make.