How much does an English saddle weigh?

Answer Typical English-style saddles weigh 20 pounds or less. Lightweight designs that are built without a tree can weigh 10 pounds or less. Very expensive traditional saddles can also weigh less than 10 ... Read More »

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How to Put on an English Saddle Properly?

It is important to place a Saddle on a horse properly before riding. English saddles, are fairly simple to learn and easy to use. Here's how to put one on your horse properly!

How to Break in a New English Saddle?

New saddles, while clean, can be uncomfortable and can affect your equitation during the break-in period. This method of breaking in the saddle works with a little patience.

Who invented the English saddle?

The inventor of the modern English saddle was Italian cavalry officer Capt. Frederico Caprilli (1868 to 1907). He adapted the dressage saddle, on which riders rode with straight legs, and made it m... Read More »

Where do the stirrups go on an English saddle?

English saddles stirrups consist of two parts: the stirrup irons and stirrup leathers. The leathers connect the irons to the saddle and have notches in them to adjust the length. The leather attach... Read More »