Hi. Welcome to Horse Saddle Comparison.

My name is Shalisha Alston. I love horses.  One thing I’m passionate about is animals – especially horses. I care about the comfort and care of horses.

Why 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 commands given to them. So the riders would force the horse 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 just for the heck of it.

Then it dawned on me…

The Horse’s Saddle Didn’t Fit

One day I was at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch watching the riders.  As I sat watching the horses go by, I noticed some of the horses resisted the cues given by the rider.

Suddenly, one horse began kicking its feet in the air and threw one of the riders off its back!  I intuitively knew that it was because the saddle on the horse was a poor fit, and it caused the horse severe pain.

So, I did my research…

Did you know that 70% of horses have ill-fitted saddles?  No wonder your horse doesn’t perform on cue!  But most people have no idea the problem is an ill-fitting saddle. They think the horse has a bad attitude.

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 best saddle based on your riding discipline i.e., Roping, Cutting, Show, Endurance, Trail, Barrel Racing, Arabian, Training, Pleasure, what to look for in a tree, and how to measure and determine your seat size.

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