Chicago, IL (PressExposure) June 14, 2009 -- The different horse tack equipments are viz. saddles, bridles, stirrups, halters, bits, reins, harnesses, breastplates and martingales.
The seats for the horse riders are known as saddles. Saddles are tied to horse's back using a girth needless to say that girth is a wide strap. Saddles are mainly divided into two categories based on their riding discipline (1) Western Saddles (2) English Saddles. Some other types of saddles include side saddles, Australian saddles, racing saddles etc. To become even friendlier with them have a glance at some of their details mentioned as under:
For the movie viewers, "cowboy" saddles are the western saddles. These types of saddles are designed to provide comfort along with the security to the riders when there is a need to spend more hours on a horse ride. It also provides a strong control over the horse tack. One of the most essential parts of these kinds of saddles is "horn". The main reason to design this saddle pattern is that the rider can sit and enjoy a comfortable ride for hours. For the riders who are beginners, western saddles can be an ideal for sure as they provide secure seat. Western saddles are more popular because of their simplicity.
Unlike the western saddle, English saddles do not have horns making them extremely comfortable for free movements while riding. This is the reason why these kinds of saddles are used in sporting event like Olympics. The different parts of English saddle are panels, tee, seat, gullet, pommel, skirt or jockey, waist or twist, cantle, saddle flap, sweat flap, Girth buckle guard, thigh roll, calf block and billets.
Difference between Western tacks and English tacks:
The western saddle does not have padding between flees skirting and the external leather. The western saddles normally have a large weight bearing area. Normally, western saddles are extensively decorated. They are usually made according to the use of their rider and style. The other differences of Western tack and English tack includes
Tree - Tree of English saddle is smaller and covers less area compared to Western Saddle.
Cantle and Seat - These parts of English saddle are mainly focused on free riding compared to Western tracks in which the focused is mainly to provide comfort and security to the rider.
Stirrups - English saddles can be detached more easily compared to the western saddles in the case of an emergency.
So it is all upon the rider to judge the level of comfort and style he prefers when riding a horse and then accordingly choose from the variety of saddle out for sale in stores. For more information contact us: