Originally Posted by bsms
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