Custom saddles are handcrafted saddles usually made from the finest raw materials such as fox or sheepskin and rawhide wooden trees that offer flexibility, comfort, and durability. Custom saddles are more expensive than stock horse saddles, but they generally fit better.
Types of Custom Saddles
Kinds of Custom Saddles include the following:
English rig custom saddles
English rig custom saddles are cinched under the horse’s barrel. They lie perfectly flat to eliminate bulk under the rider’s leg.
Western rig custom saddles
Western rig custom saddles have longer cinches than English rig custom saddles. They usually have latigos and back cinches.
Western skirt custom saddles
Western skirt custom saddles are heavy, durable, and stable. However, using them sometimes makes horses uneasy. Cutback skirt custom saddles
Cutback skirt custom saddles are lighter than Western skirt custom saddles. They keep horses cool and comfortable.
Choosing Custom Saddles (Buying tips)
Seats: Choose a custom saddle with a seat padded with soft, high-tech foam for better comfort and protection. If you want more cushioning, you can add permanent sheepskin padding with one-fourth-inch high-tech foam on it. You can also cover it with rough-out suede or soft glove skin leather for a softer feel and appearance.
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