Everything about the saddle

In today's equestrian sport, the saddle takes an enormous role for horse and rider. The choice of horse lattice is crazy - whether dressie saddle or jumping saddle, western saddle or versatility saddle - for each discipline, various types of saps have been developed, which are mainly adapted to the requirements of the respective discipline.

Which species there are equestrians, as the saddle is generally built and much more about the theme of saddles you will learn here.

What types of horse saddles are there?

In the following we introduce you to the different types of saddles once more closely.

Dressage Saddle

The dressage saddle has grade, long-leading saddle sheets. There are depth, half-depth and normal, also anatomically mentioned seating surfaces. The bearing surface of the saddle on the horse's back is rather short and should give the rider a felt deeper, quiet and secure seat. As a result, the help of the tab can be fine. Dresseserves can have flexible or fixed pimmers to prevent the riding bin forward or backwards and also to enable targeted aid.

The beautiful saddle pad in the photo is exceeding here.

Eventing Saddle

The versatility saddle is lived up to its name by using it versatile through its construction. He combines the advantages of dressage and jumping saddle in a saddle. The versatility saddle can be made with the center of gravity or jumping and therefore tends the shape of the saddle sheet to the corresponding basic shape.

One speaks then by a versatile saddle focus on dressage (VSD) or emphasis jumping (VSS).

Racing Saddle

A racing saddle is a particularly lighter and short riding saddle used in horse racing. The race horse has a lot of freedom of movement through this saddle. Of course, for the rider, the saddle is not very comfortable, but he does not need to be, because at the race, the rider goes into the so-called "race seat" he lifts his buttocks out of the saddle and bends forward.

Showjumping Saddle

In contrast to the dressage saddle, the jumping saddle has a longer support surface and is overall of its form much flatter. Through his rather low seat cushion and his short, round and often something forward to the shoulder of the horse curved saddle leaf, the rider angles his leg anymore and gets a better grip on the knee. Thus, the horse's back can be relieved when jumping over an obstacle in which the rider bend his weight over the leap forward and lifts the buttocks from the saddle.

Baroque Saddle

The baroque saddle differs especially through its seat of the normal English saddles. The seat is not flat, but slightly curved upwards. This form has the advantage that it allows the rider more freedom to choose his pelvic position and the right and left buttocks can achieve a finer help. In addition, the seat is framed by so-called "galleries" and give the tab a safe feeling. Another big difference is that we often find stitched saddle sheets in the baroque sides.

Cane Saddle

The sidger is also referred to as "costume saddle". In essence, he resembles the Western saddle., Who rarely has a so-called "horn". The Stocksattel is swiftly padded in contrast to the other sports saddles and thus optimally distributes the weight of the rider on horseback. The well-striking feature of the Stocksattel are the so-called "poleys". When poleys is called the attached knee hats, which also hold the rider in dangerous situations in the saddle and still offer him sufficient freedom of movement.

Western Saddle

Of course, what comes immediately at the Western saddle is the characteristic horn on the forecast. The horn with hand purchase is used, for example, for attaching the reins. Of course, for the attachment of the Lassos? The Western saddle is much broader, longer and harder than the usual English saddles. The wide seat and the long, wide stirrups convey a pleasant and secure fit to the rider. Thus, the Western saddle is also ideal for dropping / hiking riding.

Trekking Saddle

The trekkingattel is often used for hiking steps. Through his big boot surface, he offers the horse's shoulder relatively much freedom. Characteristic of the trekking saddle are the long costumes and the short saddle sheets. On various eyelets, pieces of luggage for the traveling steps can be optimally attached.

How is a classic saddle built?

Basically, all the saddles of the classic riding styles speak dressage, jump, versatility the same structure. Exceptions to this is the treeless saddle. The so-called treeless saddle has, as the name already does not betray a saddle tree and is completely on horseback. The saddle sheets are very flexible and soft. As a result, the rider can feel the movement of the horse better.


What should you pay attention in the saddle selection?

The main points for the horse

  • The saddle should provide a spinal freedom and do not press
  • The horse should not be impaired or disturbed in its movement
  • The rider weight should be optimally distributed on horseback

The main points for the rider

  • Sitting in the horse saddle should be comfortable and safe for the rider
  • The help of help should fall more precisely and lighter
  • The saddle sheet should be adapted from the length to the beam
  • The seat should also be adapted to the tab

Which accessories for saddles are there?

  • Saddlebelt
  • Special abdominal belt / rear belt for Western saddle
  • stirrup
  • Stirrup belt
  • Saddle documents such. Saddle coatings, saddle blankets, gelpads and lambskin pads
  • Tail
  • Saddlebag
  • Maria Help Belts / Saddle Configure Strap
  • Saddle sconer

If you are looking for a new saddle for your horse / pony, please turn to a qualified saddler master. Only an optimal matching saddle can give you a lot of joy for your horse riding.


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