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Western Saddles for Riding, Roping & Racing

Discover the best selection of Western saddles for sale right here at NRS, the industry’s leading horse saddle shop. As lifelong riders ourselves, we know that high-quality horse saddles make all the difference when it comes to riding in comfort and sustaining saddle longevity. That's why you can trust the quality of our roping saddles, barrel racing saddles, trail saddles and our all around saddles featured in this collection to stand the test of time and offer optimal comfort. So no matter where your riding adventures take you, go with quality, comfort, and performance by ordering your new Western saddles, used saddles, and saddle pads online NRS.

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We carry a wide variety of western saddles for riders of different disciplines, ages and budgets. So, whether you’re looking for ranch saddles, roping saddles, barrel racing saddles, trail saddles, or youth saddles, we’ve got you covered. And we know that with so many different options to choose from, locating the perfect Western saddle for your needs may seem daunting. That’s why we make it easy to filter your results by riding category, size, brand, price, and color. Check out our FAQs below and let us help you find the right horse saddles for sale today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Western Saddles

How to Saddle a Horse

The first step to saddling a horse is brushing its back. Your horse may sweat under its saddle, so it’s important to brush away any loose hairs that the horse may want to shake off. Next, place your saddle pad on your horse’s back. Now, prepare your horse saddle. Make sure the girth strap is on the right side of the saddle and out of the way. Next, pick up the saddle, approach your horse from the left, and place the saddle on your horse. Once the saddle is situated, secure and tighten all the straps. Lastly, put on the bridle. Once you’ve completed these steps, you’re ready to ride!

How To Clean a Saddle

Regular cleaning is an important part of caring for and maintaining your saddle. First, you’ll need to prep your saddle. Start by unfastening the buckles and straps and remove excess dirt, mud, or other large particles with a towel. Next, use a damp sponge to apply a layer of saddle soap or leather cleaner in a circular motion (avoid any suede areas). You may need to rinse the sponge and reapply depending on how dirty your saddle is. Next, use a damp towel to wipe down the saddle and remove soap residue. Once you’ve removed all the soap, apply a leather conditioner to your saddle. That’s it, now your horse saddle is ready for another ride!

Saddle Fitting Basics

Making sure your Western saddle fits properly should be your first priority when making your purchasing decision. First, you’ll want to examine your horse's withers and back and figure out their shape and size. Most horses will need medium or wide bars. Next, you’ll need to measure the seat size. Seat size for western saddles runs according to the length between the saddle's swell and the top of the cantle. You should also consider how you sit in your saddle. Sit in your saddle and measure from the top of your thigh to the swell. You should be able to fit at least four fingers between this area. If you can only fit one or two fingers between your thigh and the swell, you should probably go up a size. Finally, you’ll need to measure the cantle. The height and angle of the cantle will determine how deep you’ll sit and how secure you’ll feel. A 4-5 inch cantle will give you great back support, whereas a cantle that is less than 4 inches will give you a more relaxed seat.
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No matter what kind of riding you like to do, NRS has the essential Western saddles for sale to make your ride as enjoyable and comfortable as possible! When it comes to choosing a saddle for your horse or saddle care product, NRS has all the resources you need. Check out our helpful articles below and learn more about our horse saddle now!

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