The different types of saddles

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The different types of saddles

Beginner saddle
1) Supports the introduction to horse riding
2) Comfortable (rather wide seat)
3) Classic position (rather hollow seat)
4) Pommel and cantle are more pronounced, maybe even padded, which ensures the child stays in the seat
5) Handle.


All-purpose saddle
=> Versatile saddle without a specific use.
1) Good position for flat work
2) Comfortable over small jumps (slightly tilted forward flaps)
3) Pleasant for hacking
4) Semi-hollow seat
5) Rather wide seat for comfort outdoors.

Jumping saddle
1) The orientation of the flaps (tilted forward) means you can ride with short stirrups and ride balanced
2) Seat with thinner padding
3) Front and rear knee rolls keep the legs in place.


Dressage saddle
1) Long flaps for good leg extension (almost perpendicular to the seat)
2) Comfortable
3) Hollow seat (stationary seat: rider sat in the saddle)
4) Often long girthing (increases the rider/horse contact).


Outdoor saddle
1) Wide seat: rider comfort
2) Wide, enlarged padding: comfort for the horse thanks to the proper distribution of the rider's weight
3) Several attachment points for luggage (saddlebags)
4) Maximum wither clearance for the comfort of the horse.

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