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Western Saddle Seat Sizing Chart

Western Saddle Seat Sizing Chart
  Rider's Height
Rider's Weight 5' - 5'5" 5'6" - 5'9" 5'10" +
100 - 125 lbs 15" 15" 16"
126 - 145 lbs 16" 16" 16"
146 - 165 lbs 16" 16" 16"
166 - 185 lbs 16" 16" 16"
166 - 195 lbs (Pear Shaped Women) 17" 16" 16"
196 - 225 lbs 17" 17" 17"
226 - 250 lbs 17" 17" 17"
226 - 250 lbs (Pear Shaped Women) 18" 17" 17"
250+ lbs 18" 18" 18"


There is a lot of room for personal preference with seat sizing, but as a general rule it is better to error on the side of ordering a seat size that is too large rather than erring on the side of a seat that will be too small.

Things to Consider

  • Tucker adds 1/2inch to their seat sizes (due to thick seat padding)
    16.5” Tucker = 16” normally

  • Barrel riders usually take 1” less on the seat size
    16” Trail Rider = 15” Barrel Rider

  • Ranch (slick seats) usually ride smaller (1/2inch seat size) so they don’t slide around
    16” is for most men, 15” for most women

  • Trail Saddles with High Cantles (5”) make the seat sizes feel smaller
    Trail Saddle with 5” cantle will feel smaller in the seat than one with a 3.5” cantle

  • English Saddles don’t convert exactly but often are 2” bigger
    18” English = 16” Western

  • Riders with inseams under 30” or 5’ tall and under often need custom cut fenders
    Tall riders with long legs but lighter weight may need custom cut fenders as well



Checking the Fit

  • General Guideline is about 3 fingers between your thigh and the swell.
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