Hi. Welcome to Horse Saddle Comparison.

My name is Shalisha Alston. I live in New York City, and I’m an avid horseback rider. I absolutely adore horses.  One thing I’m passionate about is animals – especially horses. I care about the comfort and care of horses.

Why Did I Create Horse Saddle Comparison?

I noticed that during my horseback riding lessons, the horses always seemed to be in distress. They weren’t just in distress when I rode them, they were in major distress when other people rode them.

Often times, the horse refused to obey the command. So the riders would force them to comply.  I knew something strange was happening – but I couldn’t put my finger on it.  I knew all the horses couldn’t be revolting.

Then it dawned on me…

The Horse’s Saddle Didn’t Fit

One day I was watching a horsebuggy (they’re attached to the horses in NYC) go by in Central Park.  As I sat watching the horses go by, I noticed some tourists horseback riding  as well.

One horse was limping.  Suddenly, it began kicking it’s feet in the air and threw the tourist off its back!  I knew then that it was because the saddle on the horse was a poor fit, and it caused the horse severe pain.
You see, horses want to listen to us when we give them a command, but only if they’re comfortable. 

So I decided to make a site about western horse saddles.  The goal of Horse Saddle Comparison is to help horse riding enthusiasts like you pick the right saddle so that you and your horse will enjoy the ride.
I’ll also show you how to pick the right seat size, which tree size is best for which horse breed.

I look forward to helping you on your horse riding journey.  Any time you read one of my posts, please be sure to leave your comments and questions in the comments box below!


Shalisha Alston