Australian Saddles, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fredi and I just picked up an Aussie saddle and all I can say is WOW is it comfortable.  We were skeptical and now I understand why endurance riders use them. If you have not yet tried one, I definitely say TRY IT!  


For those of you who may not be aware, an Australian saddle is a hybrid between an English (Dressage) and Western saddle.  Kind of the best of both worlds.  You have the close contact of an English saddle, and the support of a Western Saddle.  Some of the saddles have a horn, some do not.  Some of them have western stirrups, and others have irons.  


Aussie saddles, where have you been all my life?


About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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One Response to Australian Saddles, Where Have You Been All My Life?

  1. Sabrina says:

    They are AWESOME aren’t they?!? The Aussie saddle was one of the first saddles I ever rode in and I’ve been hooked ever since…LOL! Anyway…I have one that looks nearly identical to the one pictured…the only noticable difference is that mine has a horn…LOVE it! :)

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