|Selecting the right saddle can be a headache. Terms, measurements, your budget, your horse's needs, and your personal taste are all important considerations. How do you wade through the saddle lingo to make a good saddle fit purchase? HorseSaddleShop.com makes it easy. By arming yourself with a little background knowledge (which you may or may not already possess) and making a few decisions about function and taste, you can easily navigate your way to your new favorite saddle. We break it down into five easy steps:
THE HORSE: Do you need a breed specific saddle? Arabians, draft horses, gaited horses, halflingers, mules, and ponies all have saddles specifically made for their unique conformations and movements.|
Most often we get calls about choosing the correct tree size. Does your horse need a semiquarter horse or full quarter horse bar? What's the difference? We demystify it here. Take a look, then feel free to use our downloadable gullet templates for some hands-on measurements of your horse. The Saddle Expert System will quickly and easily help you to decipher what tree size will be perfect for your horse.
Once you're armed with knowledge and measurements, it's much easier to narrow down what you're looking for.|
Are you interested in purchasing a used saddle?
Purchasing a used saddle lets someone else take the hit of buying new, saving you money. You'll probably get a saddle that's nicely broken in. Unfortunately, you'll be left without the option of returning the saddle, should it not be what you anticipated. You'll also have limited variety to choose from, and if you have a uniquely-shaped horse, you may not find what you're looking for.
|Need further help? You can use our online saddle expert system to get you pointed in the right direction or confirm the saddle you've already picked out. We'll take a look at all the important detail and call or email you our suggestions. Our expert staff are friendly, professional, and have quite a knack for pleasing hard-to-fit horses.