Horse saddles made by Abetta. They are constructed using synthetic Cordura denier nylon on an injected Ralide saddle tree. Saddle seat is a Acu-Suede covering.
Albion Saddles is a UK horse saddle manufacturer based in Walsall, England. They make dressage, show jumping and general equestrian saddles.
A design of saddle that is predominantly used in shows and for hack horses ridden by many riders. It is also suitable a limited amount of jumping such as over a log.
A competition saddle manufacturer, Amerigo make saddles mainly for dressage and show jumping tournaments.
These are saddles specifically designed to accommodate the body proportions of the Arabian Horse.
The Australian stock saddle is designed for roping, reining and trailing. It is an Australian equivalent of the Western saddle and is similarly designed for endurance riding, providing comfort over long trails.
A light weight yet sturdy saddle designed for use in the popular sport of barrel racing where the rider has to make extreme movements whilst controlling the horse.
Bates Australia is an innovative Australian saddle manufacturer that developed the CAIR Panel System ® and the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System ® to improve rider comfort. They make dressage, jumping, eventing, stock, polo and all purpose saddles.
Big Horn is a western trail saddle manufacturer using Cordura and leather in construction.
This is the name of a renowned western saddle maker.
A designer and maker of treeless endurance, trail and english saddles.
Circle Y of Yoakum is one of the leading saddle manufacturers in the USA. They designed the Flex-Life ® tree and Softee ® riding seat. The manufacture a range of leather saddles for trail riding, reining, barrel racing and ranch work.
A light weight saddle designed to ensure close contact between rider and horse. Used for eventing where close control of the horse is required.
The Corriente Saddle Company of Anthony, New Mexico make hand made barrel riding, custom made saddles and youth saddles.
Crosby is a saddle manufactuer of all purpose, English and close contact saddles.
A saddle measured to the specifications of the horse girth and measurements and for the personal comfort of the rider.
A type of saddle specifically designed for the task of herding cattle and separating them apart.
A saddle designed for the purpose of dressage competition. These saddles are not suitable for endurance or jumping. They are light and stylish to provide sensitive co-ordination between horse and rider during dressage manoevers.
A saddle that is designed to provide comfort for both horse and rider for extended periods of horse back riding. They should provide clearance of the horses's spine and withers to allow it to move freely and prevent sores and abrasions.
An English saddle found its shape from traditional equestrian English events. As a result it does not have a horn like a western saddle but is of a tree construction. This design is the basis of eventing, dressage, show jumping and endurance saddles.
Any saddle designed for equestrian sports.
A gaited horse is a a horse that does not trot, and a gaited horse saddle is one designed to suit the riding style of this type of horse.
A general term for all horseback riding saddles.
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