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Can you use a western saddle on a gaited horse?

Can you use a western saddle on a gaited horse?

The bars of traditional Western saddles are too long for the short-back gaited horse and thus would distribute the weight of the rider incorrectly. It would also stifle the movement of a gaited horse and cause discomfort. So gaited horse saddles are made with shorter bars.

What is a gaited trail saddle?

Gaited horse saddles do not appear any different than regular saddles. Gaited saddles can be English or Western. The tree of a gaited horse saddle has been specially designed to allow for the gaited horse’s unique movements, freeing the shoulders and back to move freely in his specialized gaits.

What is the difference between gaited saddles and regular saddles?

The difference between a gaited Western saddle and a normal Western saddle is the shape of the tree. Gaited horses move differently than their non-gaited peers. Because of their unique movements, gaited horses require saddles with trees that are shaped differently than saddles for normal horses.

Where can I buy a gaited horse in Ontario?

Thank you for visiting my website at Rita’s Gaited Horse Sales with Rita Shepard Located in Whitby,Ontario. I have beautiful, safe, sane, sure-footed gaited horses for sale, that are super smooth gaited for trail riding all day.

When was the gaited horse group of Ontario founded?

The Gaited Horse Group of Ontario was founded in 2001 by a small, but dedicated group of gaited horse enthusiasts. Our focus is to promote awareness of the gaited horse breeds throughout Ontario, and to provide a community of fellowship & support for our members to share their knowledge and passion for gaited horses!

What kind of Saddle do I need for a gaited horse?

We have fitted thousands of gaited horses with saddles made especially for them. The tree provides a little more room for the shoulders and we keep the length of the saddle to a minimum for the rear. Look at our selection and find that price and quality you’re needing.

Where does Rita’s gaited horse sales Ltd sell horses?

I import my horses right from heart of horse country, USA. I hand pick our horses for the extreme experiences on trail. Our horses have been through everything from extreme mountains trail rides, to road riding, slides down hills, steep uphill climbs and so much more! Our horses are sure-footed and you will feel safe in the saddle at all times.