Saddle Types by Discipline

Barrel Racing

Designed to keep you secure during quick acceleration and sharp turns. A high cantle and wider pommel add extra security. Cuttout skirts and in-skirt rigging provide close contact.

Features: Short round skirt, light weight, shorter bars, deep pocket.

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Cutting

The flat seat and wide pommel keep the horseman in position when working cattle. Traditionally made with a large square skirt and strings for the western look.

Features: Wide pommel, low seat, tall horn, reinforced tree.

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Endurance

Primarily used for long rides and high speeds, endurance saddles are made to be light weight and comfortable. Typically made without a horn for more freedom and long strings for gear.

Features: No horn, light weight, comfortable seat, room for gear.

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Mounted Shooting

Shooters need room up front to work, so these saddles come with a lower swell and forward tilted horn. Roughout fenders and jockey give the shooter a little extra security when needed.

Features: Forward tilted horn, low swell, roughout, dished seat pocket.

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Ranch/Work

Bullet proof trees and rigging help these work horses stand up to the daily grind. They feature large horns for roping and dragging and usually have long strings for gear.

Features: Durable design, very heavy, solid horn, traditional western look.

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Reining

Lower cantles, flatter seats, and a close contact design for circles, rollbacks, spins, and stops. Traditionally constructed with a grainout seat and minimal tooling.

Features:Low cantle, flat seat, close contact skirt, and limited detail.

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Roping

Designed for durability and speed, ropers have reinforced rigging with a super durable tree/horn. A low cantle makes for easy in/out of the saddle. Back strap keeps the saddle from tipping.

Features: Tough tree, solid horn, reinforced rigging, made for abuse.

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Show

Made for the show ring, these saddles look good but weight a LOT! Silver and tooling set each saddle apart. Often made with an equitation seat to keep the rider in the proper position.

Features: Elaborate finish, equitation seat, heavy, often made with close contact skirting.

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Team Penning

Agility and efficiency is the name of the game in team penning. Close contact skirts and freedom in the saddle make cow chasing champs. Upright horn for stability.

Features: Close contact for efficient cues, tall horn, full skirts, reinforced rigging.

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Trail

Designed for comfort and packing with comfortable seats and tall cantles, long strings for gear, and the latest technology for your horse.

Features: Comfortable seats, long strings, medium to tall cantle, twisted stirrups.

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Training

Made for use and abuse, trainers take the place of your pretty show saddle for day-to-day work. Extra dees and clips make room for training aids. Roughout keeps the rider secure.

Features: Complete roughout, suede seat, extra dees, minimal design.

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