Leather horse saddles are a vital piece of equipment for equestrian riders, and there is a vast array of different styles to choose. There are several different types of saddle that can be chosen depending on the type of equestrian activity that is being done. The style of riding will need to be determined, before the horse saddle can be purchased. The two main styles are Western and English saddles, and both are very comfortable.
The design of the leather horse saddles will position the rider in two completely different spots on the saddle. This enables the rider to be comfortable and able to control the horse in their chosen activity. Both main types of horse saddle are used all over the world, and more riders in England are choosing to use Western saddles.
Although Western leather horse saddles are far larger and heavier than other styles, they allow the rider to distribute their weight evenly. As well as an English horse saddle there are leather horse saddles for different types of horse sports. Racing, show jumping and dressage all have their own styles of saddle. If the budget is quite large several different saddles can be purchased, however, if money is an issue one all purpose horse saddle will do.
Dressage saddles have longer side panels to allow the rider to have far more contact with the horse. A jumping horse saddle will be slightly raised at the front to allow a far better position when going over the fences. Racing leather horse saddles are incredibly small and lightweight, ensuring that the horse can move faster with very little effort. No matter what saddle is chosen it should fit well and be comfortable for both rider and horse.
The leather horse saddles should be professionally fitted to ensure that they are the correct size for the horse.
No matter what style of horse saddle is chosen it is an idea to have it made from leather as this far easier to clean and maintain. Leather is incredibly hard wearing, and if looked after correctly the leather horse saddles will last for many years. Although the leather saddle is not the cheapest option, they will provide quality and comfort. Shopping around for a horse saddle is advised as they can be very expensive.
Buying a used horse saddle is not advised as it may have been in an accident, or been treated badly. The leather horse saddles should be bought new to ensure that it is top quality and will be safe for both the horse and rider. Choosing a saddle is a huge decision and can be a very daunting process, if the decision process is too hard seeking professional advice may be advised. Once the correct horse saddle is chosen, both the rider and horse can have some great times together.