A Western saddle is a type of saddle designed for Western riding disciplines. Examples include saddles for barrel racing, ranching, roping, trail riding, and more.
Below are different types of Western saddles from a variety of major online sellers including eBay, HorseSaddleShop, StateLineTack, and Amazon. On each page you can compare prices and selection from these major online sellers.
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Below are a variety of different Western saddles for sale.
Western Saddles: Beyond The Working Cowboy
Today, most modern Western saddles for sale have two distinctive innovations brought about by the needs of the working cowboy: The saddle horn and the double rigging. These two features remain on most Western saddles because they are useful for other things beyond the cowboy’s needs. They are a distinct part of what makes a saddle a Western saddle.
- The saddle horn. Saddle horns, perhaps best known as the place a cowboy dallies or ties their rope, are useful for other things, too. They’re handy when mounting or dismounting, and they’re a great place to hang items you want to keep handy. They can also be held to help keep a rider’s body position exactly where they want it (such as when turning a barrel in barrel racing, sliding off a horse while steer wrestling, riding a cutting horse, or riding up and down steep slopes when trail riding).
- Double riggings. A “double rigged” saddle means it has a front cinch and a back cinch. (Most modern Western saddles come with a place for a back cinch even though some riders don’t use it.) Double riggings provide extra stability to keep a saddle where it should be when it’s used for the same examples we just shared (above), and for other reasons as well.
Below: A modern Western saddle with a saddle horn and double rigging. This saddle is for trail riding.
So, whether it’s for the working cowboy or cowgirl or a wide variety of other types of Western riding disciplines, most modern Western saddles offered for sale are true to their roots and built with a saddle horn and double rigging.