Today’s Horse Facts: The Western Saddle Review

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Do you remember when I posted a blog on the Western saddle? If so, let’s see how much you remember. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. The show saddle is a saddle with an especially deep seat to help hold a rider in place.
  2. The Endurance saddle is a lighter weight than most western saddles, often without a horn.
  3.  A Barrel Racing saddle is a lightweight saddle with wide swells and high cantle, which allows the rider to sit securely but also allows the horse to perform fast sprints and sharp turns.
  4. The Trail saddle is designed for maximum comfort of the rider as well as a good fit for the horse, featuring a deep, padded seat designed for long rides at slower speeds.
  5.  The Cutting saddle has a deep seat to allow the rider to sit deeply and has more freely-swinging fenders for more leg movement on the rider’s part.
  6. The western saddle is different from an English saddle in that it has no padding between the tree and the external leather and fleece skirting.
  7. English saddles are extensively decorated.
  8. The foundation of the saddle is the tree.
  9. A fine quality western saddle, properly maintained, is intended to last for a person’s lifetime, or even beyond.
  10. Most Western saddles are covered with leather.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Western saddle expert! Here are the answers:

  1. F  The Equitation saddle is a show saddle with an especially deep seat to help hold the rider in place.
  2. T
  3. T
  4. T
  5. F   The Reining saddle has a deep seat to allow the rider to sit deeply and has more freely-swinging fenders for more leg movement on the rider’s part.
  6. T
  7. F   The Western saddles are extensively decorative.
  8. T
  9. T
  10. T

 

Well, do you know your horse facts about Western saddles? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the useful Western saddle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_saddle

http://www.saddlezone.com/help_answer.asp?ID=17

http://www.equisearch.com/tack_apparel/saddlefacts/

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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