Blog — Stirrup
Western vs. English Saddle
Have you ever wondered if a Western and English saddle were really that much different from each other? I mean, they’re both just saddles used for riding on the back of a horse, right? Yes and no. While they’re both used for riding, there are some notable distinctions...
Constructing a Western Saddle
How much do you know about Western horse saddles? Are you just getting into horseback riding and wanting to learn more about the parts of the saddle? Or, maybe you have some knowledge already but would like to learn more about the construction process behind a saddle. If so, keep reading!
The Saddle, A History
Saddles are considered the most widely known horse riding equipment. And they have quite an interesting history. Starting from just a simple cloth to an advanced “seat” that provides comfort to not only the rider but the horse. Humble Beginnings It is said that horses have been domesticated as early as 3000 BC. Without a saddle, humans rode horses bareback. You can imagine how hard it would be to charge during a war without a saddle. Thus the need for something arose. Long, uncomfortable rides resulted in the realization that something was needed to make riding more comfortable. They need...