HOW TO DESIGN YOUR WESTERN SADDLE…

Designing your western saddle

When you have made the decision on WHICH saddle, next is all the decisions on how it should look. Here are some TOP TIPS on how to design your western saddle from color to tooling and all things in between.

STARTING HORSES WITH THE RIGHT SADDLE…

Making decisions for developing a young horse's riding career is never easy. Choices have consequences! Make the right ones...

SIGNATURE SADDLES…

Though we build each signature saddle on our proven Smartflx foundation, every other aspect of the saddle can be custom created for you and your horse. David Ellis had his 'Signature' Saddle created by Natural Horseman Saddles with a traditional Visalia appearance yet all the room and freedom Natural Horseman Saddles are renowned for.

3 STEPS TO CORRECT SADDLE PLACEMENT – HORSE SADDLE SET UP

Saddle position on your horse's body effects performance and comfort (for both of you) significantly. Here are some simple tips to give you confidence you're setting up your equipment in the right place and offering the maximum positive results possible.

NEGOTIATING WITH HORSES

Riding horses never happens without Negotiation… We should be good at it! Negotiating is something we do each and every day! With our children, our spouses, our work mates - an endless list. To be a truly good negotiator, knowing what the ‘want’ is for both parties is an important skill to employ.

PERFORMANCE & SADDLE FIT

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Enabling your horse to move comfortably, effectively and successfully is your responsibility as a rider regardless of your goals. Whatever “winning” looks like to you, putting yourself and your horse in the best position to ‘achieve’ requires evaluating the equipment used to carry you. Whether striving for prizes or pleasurable dream rides, saddles contribute to or detract from the process.