How to buy the right fitted English Horse Saddle for sale online

Posted on 14 December, 2022 by English Saddles For Sale

How to buy the right fitted English Horse Saddle for sale online


So you've found a beautiful English horse saddle, but you're not sure what size to get. No problem! In this article, we'll show you how to measure your horse and make sure you're buying the right-sized saddle. Our English saddles for sale are made by expert saddlers.

Learn about the different types of English saddles

There are three main types of English saddles: jump, dressage, and eventing. The differences between the three can be a bit confusing at first, so it's important to learn about them in order to make the right choice for your horse.

A jumping saddle is designed for horses that are used for jumping; it has a deep seat and flap that allows more space for your legs when you're jumping over obstacles (like logs or large fences). This type of saddle also comes equipped with extra padding around the withers area to help protect against soreness from being pushed off balance by landing on hard surfaces after jumps.

Measure Your Horse for the Saddle

Before you buy a saddle, take the time to measure your horse. This will help ensure that you get the right fit.

  • Girth: Measure the girth at its widest point, around where it would sit on your horse's hipbone or back. The measurement should be taken from one side of the animal to another—not just front to back as most people do!

  • Length: Measure from the center of the knee to the heel (or toe if you're buying a dressage saddle). This will tell you how wide or narrow your horse is relative to other horses in their breed group, which can make all sorts of differences in how comfortable they'll feel when wearing any given type of saddle on them.

Know your seat size.

You need to know your seat size. The front of the saddle is called the pommel, and it's where you'll sit when riding. Your backrest determines how far forward or backward you sit in relation to this point: if it's too far back, then you'll be sitting too far forward; if it's too far forward, then your hip will be bending awkwardly and causing pain or injury.

Each saddle has two different seat sizes: one for regular riders (the wider one) and another for very tall people who can't fit into standard saddles comfortably—these are called XL or X-Large because they're bigger than regular saddles!

Consider the tree size of your saddle.

A saddle's tree size refers to the width of its tree. The wider the saddle, the more support it provides, and the less pressure is placed on your horse's back.

The wider or thinner your saddle's trees are, the better they'll fit your horse. However, this also means that if you get a larger-than-usual tree, you'll need to make sure that it fits properly when fitted correctly (see below).

Measure your flaps (for dressage saddles and jumpers).

Measure the length of the flap. The length is measured from the front of your saddle to where it meets with a girth or cinch strap.

Measure the width of the flap. The width is measured from one side to another, usually from under your arm to under your arm on either side when riding in dressage saddles or jumpers (i.e., if you ride Western style).

Measure the height of the flap; this will vary depending on what kind of saddle you have and how tall you are! If you don't know how tall you are, try standing up straight with heels together and measure from there backward until reaching floor level (so if someone else helps hold up one leg while doing this as well then they can measure correctly).

Measure thickness at top/bottom - use a ruler here too since some saddles come pre-cut so these measurements may not exist yet after measuring things out beforehand & adding them back into the total area covered by the material used throughout the entire panel(s) being viewed overall piece(s), I'll just say "flap" here but really think about other terms like "gullet" since they're interchangeable depending upon the context."

Confirm the saddle width.

The first thing you should do is confirm the width of the saddle. This is done by measuring around the tree (the part that attaches to your horse’s back), seat, and flaps. If there are any discrepancies between your measurements and those listed on a saddle’s packaging, then you may need to exchange it for another one that fits properly.

Be aware that all saddles fit differently.

Be aware that all saddles fit differently. Saddle fit is one of the most important things to consider when buying a saddle, but it can be frustrating because there are so many different factors that go into determining how well your horse will fit a particular saddle. You must also consider your own body type and riding style as well as the discipline you practice (such as jumping), before deciding on which one might work best for you. There are several rules to follow:

  • The bigger the horse, the tighter its back needs to be in order for him or her not to get hurt by too much pressure on it while they're under load during certain activities such as jumping or dressage riding.*

Check out some used saddles before you buy a brand-new one.

You can find used saddles at a lower price, but you need to know what you are looking for.

Used English saddles are a good option for the rider on a budget. They may not be perfect and some of them may need repair work done before they're ready for use again. Used English horse saddles also cost less than new ones because they have been worn by more people than new ones have been worn.

Know what you need before you look for a saddle to buy

Before you go shopping, it's important to know what you need. There are many factors that can determine how well a saddle will fit your horse and rider.

  • Know the type of saddle you want to buy. Do you have a dressage or showhorse? If so, do they need a high or low-rise seat? Are they sensitive about their back?

  • Know how much money can afford to spend on buying such an item. It's best if this amount is not more than one-fifth of the total cost of owning one's own horse (one-third for show horses). If possible, look at used saddles in order for them not to break down due to age because those cost less but may not last long before breaking down as well due its construction quality being poor compared with newer ones made today which usually last longer without needing any repairs done since there aren't many parts involved except maybe some small screws holding things together like bridle pads etcetera but these days everything seems too complicated so why bother spending hours looking through catalogs trying figure out what each part does when I could just go buy new instead?"


We hope this guide will help you make an informed decision about the right saddle for your horse so that both of you can enjoy riding together. Remember that as with any purchase, there are always other options out there if something doesn’t feel quite right. So take your time and do some research between trying different saddles until one feels just right!

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