Use: leisure, business or sport?A saddle to ride may be simpler and lighter, while the supporters of processions and parades prefer more ornate designs.Breed type and conformation of horseMeasures of the saddle must match the anatomy of the animal. Saddles large or too small to cause injuries and destruction of the horse, and cause him rebellious attitude and can do it or cram hump.Rider height and measurements:The good saddle manufacturers offer adequate measures for children and adults, there are also variations according to the weight and measures of the user. Comfort and safety are essential in order to ride safely.Good Saddles:"Their support is evenly saddlecloths in dorsal muscles of the horse; The calipers are fixed in a position that allows the proper placement of the leg of the rider, upright as if he was standing with legs slightly bent, has the stirrup leathers made of a strip leather and strong piece, without seams be amended by; leather is made resistant to excessive stretching or wear prematurely; has fittings made of stainless metal; His girth girths or has, thickness and finish that prevents diaper rash on the horse. "
Parts of the saddle:
Switch (back):The height and tilt also varies widely. If it is very sloped, will push the seat back, if high-rise and low sloping coquis discomfort. The ideal height and tilt is moderate.Seat:The seat of the saddle front should tend to be deep and comfortable, the bandstand is the rider's weight to be directed to the dorsal region, not to press the back where the kidneys are located, very sensitive organs.Suador:Bottom of the saddle, which rests on the external suador. The suador has a filler that acts as a buffer and may be grass, wool or polyester. Without this protection, the direct friction results in bruises, which are open sores that develop along the withers, the back and / or fillet, being difficult to heal. If the horse is bulky in his thoracic region, will require a saddle suador more open in the opposite case, will require a saddle suador more closed. The saddle should be positioned so as not to limit movement of the shoulders (from the middle of the withers).Frame:It is the structure of the saddle, may be iron (makes heavier saddle), steel, wood (moderate weight) or fiber (makes lighter saddle).
Stirrups:It serves as a footrest, preventing it from swaying with the movements of the horse. The shape of the steps varies, the stirrups are ideal bell-shaped, why not hold your feet with the ease of round brackets, which would be dangerous in case of falls, provide better support, especially if the base is wide and covered in rubber . A wide base is needed in the stirrups to saddles Endurance, an activity where there are more chances of the rider to lose support in his stirrups. A special type of stirrup is the "rescue" of mobile base.The material used for fabrication of stirrups can be stainless steel, metal, iron or aluminum.Loros:They are the parts that hold the leather straps, being stuck in the frame of the saddle through hoops.Cinch and girth:The girth is a piece that goes through the belly of the horse with the purpose of adjusting the saddle. The girth is a piece more closely, which passes through the region of Cilhadouro, just behind the elbow.