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post #1 of 6 Old 02-18-2014, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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western saddle style variations?

what are the different western saddle styles and what makes them different from each other?

I see saddles for sale that are advertised as "barrel racing saddle" "roping saddle" "cutting saddle" ect....

In what way are they different?

I know the size I need, I just don't know what style would be best for me.
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-18-2014, 01:11 PM
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Different Western Saddle Types

Very basic, but a good overview.

I'm not endorsing the shop, although they did fine by me with the bit I bought from them.

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Different Western Saddle Types

Very basic, but a good overview.

I'm not endorsing the shop, although they did fine by me with the bit I bought from them.
that is an awesome link bsms

Got my new saddle yesterday ---

Went with a 16.5" roping saddle that had a nice deep seat pocket
Nice simple and sturdy -- no tooling or engraving or frills

Guy let me put it on his horse and try it out, I got up, turn his horse around, walked about 3 steps, and was like "yup, this is the one"


Old one was a 16" buffalo custom either trail or pleasure saddle --- high cantle, and no seat pocket whatsoever -- made it really hard for me to get my legs on the horse or maintain balance
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That's a great website, bsms. I had never understood the differences before xD
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Different Western Saddle Types

Very basic, but a good overview.

I'm not endorsing the shop, although they did fine by me with the bit I bought from them.
Great website- it was a huge help to me when I was trying to figure out the differences between western saddle types!
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Different Western Saddle Types

Very basic, but a good overview.

I'm not endorsing the shop, although they did fine by me with the bit I bought from them.
This helped me understand saddles so much better!

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