Western Saddle brings you the finest Pleasure Saddles made. We know that our customers look for quality and well made Pleasure Saddles.We know that there is cheaper tack on the market, however, please be careful in purchasing Pleasure Saddles for yourself or someone in your family, cheap tack is well known for failure in construction when put under stress.
Don't take a chance on a loved one being injured, just to save a few dollars. Our staff at Western Saddle, has over 40 years worth of experience in using horse tack, we can fit tack specifically to your horse. That is why Western Saddle will only offer the finest made horse tack to its customers. If you have any questions regarding any of our western saddles, please e-mail us at Timberlinegroup1@hotmail.com, we will only be to happy to answer questions any of your needs.
RIGGING 7/8" IN skirt stainless steel plate
SEAT 16" Padded suede
TRIM Fully hand tooled, basket silver conchos and rigging plate, 1 3/4" tie and billet, 17 strand girth
WEIGHT Approximately 36 lbs.
The Western saddle was developed to aid the American cowboy. Almost every part was designed to help catch cows, or make a long ride comfortable, or to keep you in the seat when the going gets rough. This saddle had roots in the deep seated saddles of the Conquistadors. The English saddle was actually developed by the Germans as a lightweight solution for war horses that could move faster and jump higher than the enemy. This was an effective scare tactic used against the enemy footsoldiers and would out-maneuver the heavy armored knights.During the late 60ís and early 70ís, there was a movement to grow bigger horses. With these larger horses came wider backs and the need for the semi-quarter horse bars. Semi-quarter horse bars had less angle than the quarter horse bars and thus fit more of these larger, wider bred animals. The angle chosen was one that sort of split the difference between the QH bars and the wider angle that had been developed to fit Arabian horses. Today, semi-quarter horse bars will fit better than 80% of all Western horses. English saddle fans, this would be your medium tree. These QH bars and Semi-QH bars are available on different gullet widths. The most used standard is a gullet width of 6.5". Custom saddles can be made with other widths of gullet. The gullet width is the measurement across the width of the opening under the pommel. It is measured before the skirting and fleece is attached. If you are measuring your saddle, press hard into the fleece to get a more accurate measurement. Fleece will compact, but the leather of the skirting will not. If you are handy, you can detach, then raise or lower the skirt's attachment to the tree for some adjustment in gullet width. If you are not handy, take your saddle to an experienced saddler for adjustment. This is great to know if you just changed horses and if a small adjustment will let you continue to use your present saddle.
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