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Discover Savings: Lightweight Western Saddle Sale Now On!

Lightweight Western Saddle Sale

If you’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight western saddle sale, this event might be what you’ve been waiting for. Love trail riding, but wish you had a saddle where you felt a little more secure in the seat, or maybe you need a saddle that fits your wide-withered horse better? You’re not alone.
Don’t despair. I have a solution for you.

Safety During Your Trail Rides

The saddle I have in mind will make treks up one hill and down another safe and secure. Riders love this saddle. And so do their trail partners. It’s no secret that your saddle is the most important piece of equipment you’ll buy for you and your horse. And there’s a good reason for that.

A Saddle Can Make Or Break Your Riding Experience

Your saddle will make or break your ability to enjoy riding. For you, it’s a matter of safety and comfort. For your horse, it’s a matter of comfort, health, and well-being.

The Right Saddle Prevents Saddle Wounds

An ill-fitting saddle can cause wounds and pressure pain, which will put your horse out of commission. It can lead to hair-coat blemishes if a saddle wound results in the hair being lost. If you’ve ever seen a horse with a dark coat and white patches of hair on the wither or shoulder area, that horse is a victim of a bad-fitting saddle.

The white hair is as a result of the hair being worn away. Sometimes there’s even an open sore from the saddle rubbing.

Your Horse Picks Up on Your Nervous Vibes

A saddle that doesn’t feel secure can ruin your ride. When you don’t feel secure in the seat, you feel nervous. And when that happens, your horse will pick up your vibes. So, he’ll be nervous too. It’s a bad situation all around.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are great saddles that can make riding the experience it should be. Every rider needs a safe, secure, and well-fitting saddle for the best ride possible. It’s even better when you can find a saddle that’s lightweight. When your saddle looks great, that’s a bonus. Introducing, the Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle.

Dakota Light Wade Trail Saddle 806

Lightweight Western Saddle Sale


  • Tree: Steele Equi-fit wooden tree, Full-QH bars with 5 year warranty
  • Seat Size: 15″, 16″ or 17″ (17″ extra charge)
  • Cantle: 5″
  • Horn: Wood post roper 3 3/4″ high, 3 1/4″ cap
  • Rigging: Brass In-skirt in 7/8 position
  • Skirt: 26″
  • Stirrups Leathers: 2 1/2″ Pre-turned and wrapped
  • Color: Pro brown (other colors available, contact us for availability)
  • Weight: Approximately 29 lbs

The Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle is a trail rider’s dream if security is your goal and your horse has a wide build. Terrified of slipping out of your seat? This saddle has a deep seat and bucking rolls for extra security. It also has a roughout seat and fenders for a little extra grip. Plus, it has a five-inch cantle.

Nothing Like That Broken-In Feeling

One of the features you’ll appreciate is the turned and wrapped stirrup leathers. If you’ve ever had to fight a new saddle’s stirrups, you know this is one heck of a good feature. Why? With a Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle, right out of the box, your boots will slide home into the stirrups as if you’ve ridden in that saddle for years.

There’s another reason this is an important feature. If your boot happens to slide from a stirrup on a rough ride, you need to get it back in the stirrup fast.
You don’t want to have to reach down and grab for the stirrup when you could become unbalanced and fall.

And for that hard-to-fit, wide-shouldered horse, Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddles have a Steele Equi-fit wooden tree with full Quarter Horse bars. This is a saddle that makes the horse and his rider feel good.

My Final Thoughts on Our Lightweight Trail Saddle Sale

It’s not easy to come across a lightweight trail saddle sale. So when you come across one, you have to jump on it. The Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle is one of the best saddles on the market. It weighs approximately 29 pounds. That’s lite for a western saddle. And it comes in 15”, 16”, or 17” seat sizes. There’s a saddle for every rider.

So, if you have a wide-shouldered horse, and you crave security, this could be the saddle you’ve been waiting for. Was this post helpful? I’d love to hear your comments below. For more reviews on lightweight trail saddles, read my review, T60 High Plains Saddle Review.


  • Satz says:

    I am not sure how many riders are aware how an ill-fitting saddle can lead to discomfort, wounds, and nervousness in both the rider and the horse? It is all the more essentail to invest in the right saddle. Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle seems like a promising option…just had this question, in comparison to other saddles how is Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle better in terms of durability & longevity ?

    • Shalisha Alston says:

      Hi Satz. Thanks for your question. There are so many different types of saddles. All saddles are made with different quality material. Generally, the more expensive the saddle, the higher quality materials used. I can’t really compare the Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle to other saddles in terms of durability and longevity. But I do know that the tree is made with Equi Fit. Equi-Fit Classic Saddle Trees are manufactured using state of the art machinery to maintain accurate consistency from tree to tree. The tree is cut from specially selected southern yellow pine then reinforced using a composite meshing and resin coating so they are strong and lightweight. If you take proper care of your saddle and clean it appropriately, it should last you a long time. I hope I’ve answered your question.

  • Louis says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle. It’s refreshing to find a piece that emphasizes both the safety of the rider and the well-being of the horse, especially considering those with wider withers. The section highlighting the repercussions of a poorly fitting saddle genuinely made me think. The specifics provided on the Dakota saddle suggest it’s quite a revolutionary product, notably its design for stirrup leathers. Have you had the chance to personally test this saddle? How would you say its comfort stands up against other saddles you’ve covered? The aspect of it having a “worn-in” feel right from the start is intriguing.

    • Shalisha Alston says:

      Hi Louis. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your question.  I haven’t personally purchased this saddle or used it.  However, it has gotten excellent reviews from actual riders. It’s got a 4.5 star rating. 

  • Roopesh says:

    Hi Shalisha

    Your article about the Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle caught my attention. I’ve always been fascinated by how important the right saddle is for both rider and horse, and your piece really drives that point home.

    It’s interesting to learn how a well-fitting saddle can make or break the riding experience. I had no idea that an ill-fitting saddle could lead to so many issues for the horse, from hair-coat blemishes to open sores. The Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle seems like a great solution, especially with its focus on security and comfort.
    The fact that it’s lightweight and offers a deep seat, bucking rolls, and a roughout design for extra grip is quite appealing. And those turned and wrapped stirrup leathers sound like a small detail that can make a big difference, especially for a smoother ride.

    Overall, it sounds like the Dakota Lite Wade Trail Saddle is a game-changer for riders who value both safety and comfort, and I can totally see why you’d recommend jumping on the opportunity during a lightweight trail saddle sale. Thanks for sharing this insightful piece! Looking forward to more of your reviews.

    Best regards,

    • Shalisha Alston says:

      Hi Roopesh. Thanks for your comment! You’re so right. A saddle can make or break the riding experience. Not many riders understand this. I’m glad my post was helpful to you. Please stop by again. If I can assist you in purchasing a saddle, let me know.

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