What is the tree of a saddle?
The tree of a saddle is the firm, inner part that gives the saddle its stability and main shape. This frame is usually made of plastic or wood and comes in different sizes to accommodate the differing shapes of horses’ backs. English saddles have varying tree widths, so what fits one horse might not fit another.
Can I jump in a dressage saddle?
You can jump in a dressage saddle, of course you can ! The only problem will be that if you jump big fences, and your saddle is very extreme and deep, then you run the risk of bashing your bum on the cantle !
Can you jump in a dressage girth?
For everyday schooling and jumping you need a lightweight girth that will not interfere with your horse’s movement. You may also have a need to attach training aids so look for a girth that can accommodate that. These girths have an extra large stud guard ‘belly’ plate to protect the horse as it tucks over a jump.
Can you jump in a VSD saddle?
VSD is short for ‘Very Slightly Dressage’. The side flaps are cut slightly straighter than a standard GP saddle but not as straight as a typical dressage saddle. They are designed predominantly for flat-work, hacking and dressage but are still forward cut enough to do some small jumps.
Can you jump in an Australian stock saddle?
I love my Aussie saddle. I use mine for trail riding. You can jump in it, even with the poleys, it’s just not very comfortable and doesn’t put you in the optimal position.
What are the benefits of an Australian saddle?
The Australian saddle allows riders to be able to move with the horse over difficult terrain. The added “knee pads” help to keep the rider in the saddle, as do the high cantle and pommel.
How is an Australian saddle made?
Australian saddle trees are commonly made of wood and steel, fiberglass, or polyurethane. Wood and steel provide an excellent ride through its suspended seat system. The rider sits on webbing suspended over the tree, not on the tree itself. The webbing is then covered with padding and leather.
How do you sit an Australian saddle?
Interestingly, the Aussie saddle is somewhere in between. At the walk, the rider sits in the back of the saddle, with the leg slightly forward, and the heels down. This spreads the bearing weight of the rider not just under the butt, but also under the thigh, making it more comfortable for the rider.
Can you post in an Australian saddle?
If you normally ride in a 17″ english saddle, then you need a 17″ Australian saddle. Having a larger seat size will allow you to post in your saddle if you tend to post or stand in your stirrups. Some riders like the poleys right against their thigh, and will choose a snug fit.
What is Australian girth size?
Sample Girth Sizing Chart
|14H to 15H (Small Horse)||30-32||33-35|
|15H TO 16H (Medium Horse)||32-34||36-38|
|16H to 17H (Large Horse)||36||39-40|
|17H and Over|
Can you use a western saddle pad with an Australian saddle?
Colin answered: WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER USE A SHAPED PAD FOR A TRADITIONAL AUSTRALIAN SADDLE. This is a pad that goes between the outer flap of a traditional Aussie saddle and the side of the horse. It is meant to be against the side of the horse and take sweat from the animal.
What saddle does Clinton Anderson use?
Clinton Anderson Aussie saddle