Western horse saddles for the weekend lady trail rider are easier to find than you might think. When it comes to a female rider, the biggest factor is the weight of the saddle.
No matter how much you work out, before and after a long trail ride, you don’t want to exert more energy than necessary tacking and untacking your horse. And think of your horse. No one wants to make him or her carry much more weight on his or her back.
When it comes to choosing the right saddle to fit your horse, your body, and your budget it can be overwhelming. The old saying “you get what you pay for” comes to mind every time. But what if it doesn’t have to be a big price tag that gets you exactly what you need?
What if it just comes down to knowing what you need and knowing where to go to get it? If that sounds familiar, you’re in luck.
Ladies, you have enough stress in your life. It’s time to let someone else do all the hard work for you. Luckily, you’re in the right place as there is a list below that has several excellent saddles to choose from.
Western Horse Saddles – Pick #1
14″ to 18″ Circle Y Creedmoor Flex2 Trail
List Price: $2,805.00
Our Price: $2,550.00
Weight: 27 lbs.
Cantle Height: 5”
Horn Size: 3″ Neck, 2-1/2″ Cap
Circle Y has the same motto for every saddle they produce:
Pretty much every rider and horse can fit this saddle. The Creedmoor is no different. And if you’re just looking to relax on the trail rather than put in yet another workout, the Flex2 tree offers more stability and flexibility where you need it most.
Western saddles are known to be heavier and bulkier in general, but this saddle comes in at less than 30 lbs.
That means less work for your arms and back when throwing this on your horse’s back. And with a seat that comes in 14” to 18” this is one western saddle for the weekend lady trail rider you will want to keep on your list.
Western Horse Saddles Pick #2
14″ to 17″ Circle Y Paisley Flex2 Trail Saddle
List Price: $2,805.00
Our Price: $2,550.00
Weight: 27 lbs
Tree: Flex2 Wade Regular and Wide
Rigging: 3-Way Adjustable In-Skirt
If you’ve only got time to ride on the weekends, odds are you’re sore the next day. This saddle will take care of the brunt of that problem, thanks to the impact foam seat offering you unmatched comfort in the saddle.
This handy piece of technology was crafted to offer your butt the maximum cushion without wearing down quickly. It’s worth everything in the world. But it’s also got more than this for the price tag.
For instance? The Softee Leather that feels like your saddle is already broken in like your favorite shoes.
And your horse will be comfortable, too. That’s because the skirt is built to absorb the shock from rough terrain, taking away the brunt of the pressure and vibration for a smoother ride for both you and your trail partner.
Western Horse Saddles Pick #3
13″ to 17″ American Saddlery Trails for All Saddle 1460
List Price: $1,221.67
Our Price: $1,062.00
Cantle Height: 4″ on 13″ saddle, 5″ on 14″-17″ saddle
Tree: Round Front Competitor, Gullet Width 6.25″, Quarter Horse bars
Skirt Length: 25″
If your wallet is your main concern when it comes to a western saddle, this is one to consider. It comes in a variety of sizes and is all but guaranteed to get the job done for your weekend needs.
Dubbed an entry-level saddle, this one will work for anyone. It comes in seat sizes that will work for the smallest to the largest person, and it works for every budget as well.
Just like not every tiara fits a queen’s head, every saddle isn’t going to work out for everyone. For some, it’s a budgetary reason. For others, it’s just that they need more cushion or help to relax during a long ride. Whatever the reason, these saddles will get you where you want to go.
Was this post helpful to you? If you’re a beginner rider, looking for a saddle that’s budget friendly, read my post, “Circle Y Gillette Saddle Review”.
Every time I visit my uncle, we ride a trail horse. The only challenge is the length of the trails. It’s reassuring to know that my horse’s breast collar can withstand a long journey.
Hi Moretha. Thanks for you comment. Our saddles take into account the horse’s breast collar. Do stop by again.