Your saddle is probably your most important piece of equestrian tack. Corro offers saddles for every discipline, including dressage saddles, close contact saddles, roper saddles, trail saddles, and even saddles for kids.
What is horse equipment called?
Horse equipment used for riding is called tack.
What horse tack does every rider need?
Basic pieces of horse tack that every rider needs include a saddle, saddle pad, girth, bridle, reins, and a horse bit.
How much does English tack cost?
The cost of English tack depends on the quality and type of equipment you're searching for. Bridles can start below $100 and exceed $700, while saddles start around $300 for synthetic options and can cost more than $8,000 for fully custom models.
Used saddles and synthetic saddles are generally more affordable. With such a wide price range, there's something for everyone.
What are the different types of saddles for horses?
Some popular types of saddles include close contact saddles, all-purpose saddles, dressage saddles, western saddles, English saddles, roping saddles, ranch saddles, trail saddles, cutting saddles, reining saddles, barrel racing saddles, show saddles, pony saddles, youth saddles, general purpose saddles, jumping saddles, hunting saddles, saddle seat saddles, eventing saddles, endurance saddles, side saddles, racing saddles, treeless saddles, Australian stock saddles, and flexible tree saddles.
What is the difference between English and Western saddles?
Unlike English saddles, western saddles have a horn on the pommel in the front of the saddle. English saddles are much lighter and allow closer contact with the horse, while western saddles are significantly heavier and generally more comfortable for longer rides.
What are the different types of English saddles?
Different riding disciplines use different saddles. Dressage saddles have larger knee rolls, a higher cantle, long billets, a deep seat, a longer saddle flap, and more cushioning than saddles used for jumping. Close contact saddles, jumping saddles, and eventing saddle designs allow more freedom of movement for the rider's weight to follow the horse's movement over jumps.
What is the best saddle for a beginner?
A general-purpose saddle is a good option for beginner riders. Saddles made out of synthetic materials are also generally more affordable than saddle brands that make custom leather models.
How do I care for my saddle?
Saddles require meticulous care with leather cleaner and conditioner to protect your investment. Be sure to clean every part of the saddle after every ride, including the buckles. Saddles should receive similar care to riding boots.
How do I know if my saddle fits?
Work with a certified saddle fitter to ensure your saddle fits your horse. Improperly fitting saddles that cause bridging can hurt your horse's back, your horse's withers, and your horse's spine. Make sure that the flap does not interfere with the shoulder blade, the gullet provides adequate clearance, and the saddle tree is the appropriate size for your horse's barrel.
Saddles should fit both horse and rider. Choose the appropriate saddle seat size by trying different saddles to feel what's comfortable and which one places the rider's leg in the correct position under the stirrup bar. Riding in the wrong seat size can also interfere with your equitation.