Tree Illustration on Horse

Saddle Construction

  • Front tree section
  • Rear or cantle section
  • Main body or pad section that rests of the horse’s back and is under the front and rear sections and connects the sections together.

The rider sits between, not on, the two tree sections directly on the saddle pad section. There is no rigid saddle tree under the rider. There are no bulky riggings, buckles, or rings to rub your legs or the horse. The stirrups and rigging straps are made of heavyweight treated nylon. These straps are embedded in the center of the pad section of the saddle, so the straps are padded from both rider and horse. The pad section is made of closed cell neoprene foam material that does not absorb moisture. The same type of material is used in scuba-diving suits.

Many people when they first start riding cannot afford a good quality saddle. They end up with a cheap, poorly made, ill-fitting saddle that is uncomfortable to both horse and rider and doesn't put the rider in the correct position on the horse and does not keep the rider in balance and rhythm with the horse. The end result is the horse gets sore and acts up. The rider gets sore and galled, is not comfortable and secure on the horse and perhaps even is thrown off when the horse moves suddenly. Often times the person then gives up riding altogether, when if only they had a comfortable, well-balanced saddle they felt secure in, they would have kept riding and enjoying horses for the rest of their life. The SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle was originally designed to be a saddle for people just starting out with horses and for people that rode only occasionally. It was hoped that with the comfort and security they experienced with the SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle would let them enjoy riding more.

The unique design of the SPORTS SADDLE ® saddle has many people using it to train their young horses for events such as western pleasure, reining, barrel racing, dressage, endurance events, etc.

Let us know what your needs are. We can custom build a saddle just for you. It is possible for us to position the rigging and stirrups to fit your particular needs.

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