Horses are not just farm animals, they have long been the only practical means of transport for short journeys or long hauls. But since the competitions were born, the world of horsemanship has not stopped evolving and to create useful and very practical accessories for the riders wanting to perfect their performance. The saddle, a key accessory to horse racing, has also evolved over time.
All about saddle
The saddle is a leather equipment, placed on the back of the horse and which ensures both the comfort of the latter and the comfort of the rider. The whole role of the saddle rests on ease and ease of execution during a race. This seat is divided into quarters which descend on the sides and which are held by the strap. The pommel is the front part while the back part is called cantle. It is the hollow part of the saddle which is occupied by the rider and its balance is ensured by stirrups which are half circles in wood serving for the fixation and stabilization of the limbs. And, the practical side of the saddle is that it has straps adjustable according to the convenience of the rider. This accessory therefore plays a very important role because it ensures both comfort, safety and ease when riding a horse.
The saddle through time
It was after antiquity that the first saddle appeared. It was created with the aim of ensuring the stability of the rider and relieving the horse's back. Since then, several saddle models have appeared on the market including classic saddle, western saddle and Iberian saddle. The western saddle, one of the most popular among today's used saddles, coming from the Spanish conquistadors, was one of the first original models from which the evolution of this type of accessory began. In those days, the saddle was still heavy and made of very solid materials. But also, once in wood, the pole was quickly dressed in leather for more comfort and waterproofing how nowadays