How Do You Pick The Right Size Australian Saddle?
Many riders have discovered the security and comfort of the Australian saddle, but it can be difficult for newcomers to find the right size saddle. An Australian saddle combines elements of the traditional Western saddle–including the saddle horn—with the light weight of the classic English saddle. This unique design allows the horse to have a full range of movement in his shoulder, while giving the rider the safety and security she needs. But that security will only exist if the saddle fits properly, so it is important to choose the right size saddle for your body. Measure your Western and English saddles if you have them. While the sizes are not directly transferable, knowing what seat size you take in an English and Western saddle will give you a baseline when you start looking at Australian saddles. Borrow an Australian saddle from a friend if you can. If you do not know anyone with an Australian saddle you can visit your local tack shop, where the staff will be happy to show yo
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