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Who is Shalisha?

Hi. Welcome to Horse Saddle Comparison.

My name is Shalisha Alston. 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 people ride horses at a ranch I frequent. As I sat watching the riders and horses go by, I noticed something peculiar…

One horse was limping.  Suddenly, it began kicking it’s feet in the air and threw the rider off its back!  I intuitively 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

Our Products

  • 13.5″ Circle Y Fischer Treeless Barrel Saddle 1310, CLEARANCE

  • 14″ Alamo Zebra Medium Barrel Racing Saddle 1234-zb CLEARANCE

  • 15″ to 17″ Big Horn Light Weight Haflinger Saddle 290 291 292

  • 16.5″ Used Tucker Medium Trail Saddle 157 Cheyenne ustk4136

  • 16.5″ Used Tucker Wide Trail Saddle 257 Classic ustk4164

  • 16″ Used CTK Gaited Endurance Saddle GAF001-A usck4199

  • 17.5″ Used Tucker Competitive Wide Trail Saddle 550 ustk4042

  • 17.5″ Used Tucker Wide Endurance Saddle 559 Summit ustk4180


Our Clients Love Us

Ok, I love the look of these saddles. I know that not all saddles are alike. I am wondering, are there certain events where a specific type of saddle is used? For instance, does a barrel racer use a different saddle than say, just an average rider?

Matts Mom

Hi Lisha, this is such a great review! I live in a small town with farms – and horses. I`ve ridden horses.. never realized having a comfy saddle will make a difference. Now i know, and also know where i can read about it. Thanks for sharing this post.


I didn’t realise there were so many different types and weights of saddles. You explain it all so beautifully and your website is so clear and uncluttered.
The Flex 2 technology was really interesting too. Such a great post. Thanks so much again!

Kevin McNamara