About English Saddles
Approved by the Olympic Committee for use in equestrian events, the English saddle provides many benefits for both the horse and rider. The saddle's design provides the animal with greater freedom of movement, whether running at full speed, jumping at half-speed, or traversing rugged terrain. Unlike the other types of saddles, the English version does not include a horn or other design features that protrude from the saddle's primary tree. Most novice riders start with an all-purpose English saddle, which features standard components to ensure rider comfort and safety. Advanced models, such as the English jumping saddle, include different features that riders can use to control a horse's speed and movement. Craftsmen construct the saddle with solid wood that provides the backbone for adding webbing leather and padding. The waterproof layers of laminated wood receive reinforcement from a front arch underneath to ensure rider stability. Most include steel springs that are evenly spaced under the lamented wood layers to provide shock absorption. Take your next horse ride on top of an English saddle by searching among the reliable sellers on eBay.