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    09-29-2008, 12:14 PM
  #1
Weanling
Difference between western saddles?

I was wondering, what are the actual differences between roping, barrel, trail etc western saddles? Also which type would be a good all-around saddle? Thank you.
     
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    09-29-2008, 03:41 PM
  #2
Trained
There is alot of differences.

A barrel saddle is smaller and lighter so that they can run faster with it.

A rope saddle his a stronger horn and tree so you can rope and hold a cow.

ETC, ETC, ETC.

You can buy a trail saddle which will be perfect for all uses.
     
    09-29-2008, 04:13 PM
  #3
Foal
Barrel saddles have small/deep seats and are light to keep the rider in a position where you can ride at fast speeds and around the barrels without falling off.

Roping saddle have a very thick and solid pommel with a tall and sturdy horn for roping cattle. They are quite heavy and have 2 cinches instead of one to prevent the back of the saddle from being lifted when you tie a cow.

Trail saddles are roomy and has the comfort of both horse and rider in mind over long distances. They have shorter horns and lots of hardware to hold saddle bags and equipment.

Pleasure saddles keep the rider in a classic western position. Most of them are relatively plain looking and have a short horn as well.

A pleasure or trail saddle are best for trail rides.
     
    11-15-2008, 01:19 PM
  #4
Chat Moderator
Great what aboout ranch and cutting saddles
     

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