- Pets and Animals
Used English Saddles
Saddles for riding horses are one of the most important pieces of horse riding apparel you can purchase. There are several things to keep in mind when deciding on buying used English saddles over new ones. Your riding style must be identified first. Are you going to want a saddle for hunting or for pleasure riding? New saddles are so expensive, but you may be tempted to buy one despite the price if you really want a nice saddle. However, the used English saddles are just as good and are relatively inexpensive. If you can't afford a new English saddle your best option is to shop for the better used English saddles.
You do not have to sacrifice quality for price when you purchase used English saddles. There are some excellent used English saddles available that are built from quality materials. The thing to really watch for though are the used English saddles that will fit your horse properly. You will want the ones that distribute your weight on the horse's back comfortably. A poorly fitting saddle will cause horses to have behavioral problems, no matter if the owners are using used English saddles or new English saddles. Think about it, if someone was riding on your back and the fit was not comfortable you would likely not be in a very good mood either.
When shopping for used English saddles pay particular attention to the stitching. A good used one will should show no wear and remain intact. As mentioned above, any used English saddles you are considering should fit the horse properly. Your horse will be much happier with a good fitting saddle. You'll find that new and used English saddles are constructed on a steel-reinforced laminated tree. You can also find good used English saddles constructed on a synthetic tree too. The English saddles are very simple and unadorned. They are usually stuffed with foam and built for pleasure, jumping or hunting. You don't have to buy the most expensive saddle to enjoy horseback riding. Be sure to comparison shop and in no time you will find a perfectly good used English saddle for both your enjoyment and your horses comfort.