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post #1 of 7 Old 05-25-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Horn bag or Pommel Bag?

HI I am ordering a few things for my trail ride adventure next month and I ordered nice insulated saddle bags but I would like either a pommel bag or a horn bag to hold little things like horse treats and my camera. What is the difference in a horn bag and a pommel bag? Which do you think would be more efficient?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-26-2012, 03:57 PM
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I would think they are the same.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-26-2012, 04:15 PM
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I thought a pommel bag was like a saddle bag (two sides) but smaller for the front. And a horn bag hooked on the horn and was single sided. Interested to find out exactly how they differ from someone that knows for sure.

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-26-2012, 04:22 PM
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after I posted I was thinking that too..I think you are right nvrtoo many. if thats the case I would say pommel bag because you can fit a lot more in.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-26-2012, 04:41 PM
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I do believe that they are one in the same. English and Western saddles both have a pommel that is in the front part of the saddle. The only real difference in saddle bags would be between pommel and cantle bags, pommel attaching to the front of the saddle and cantle attaching to the back.

Pommel/ Horn bags come in all sorts of sizes and are really very nice because they are easy to reach while you're riding.

Outfitters has one of the best selections I've seen: Search for western and endurance horse saddlebags at Outfitters Supply.
Here are some examples of pommel/horn bags that they carry.




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post #6 of 7 Old 05-26-2012, 04:47 PM
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Ah ha! See, I would have called that first one a horn bag and the last a pommel. Oh ya learn something every day. Thanks!

off topic: and I think the saddle in the first pic is mine only in a diff. color, lol.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-31-2012, 05:13 PM
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Heres mine came with a bunch of saddles I bid on once in an estates auction in Utah.Has matching rear bags but no name markings anywhere.
BTW:Nash saddle(Alabama)

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