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What do you put on a horse before the saddle?


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2011-10-03 02:23:50
2011-10-03 02:23:50

Always before the saddle comes the saddle pad, which is different than the saddle blanket. Whether you ride western or english* style a clean, dry pad comes between the saddle and the horse's back. A good fitting saddle and pad greatly reduce wear or rub spots that can occur during normal riding. There are many different kinds of pads and I recommend getting the best one you can afford. It will last longer and may protect better than a cheaper pad. Remember after your ride if the pad is damp with sweat to turn it over to dry and air out before your next ride.

Sometimes people confuse the purpose of a pad v. blanket. The pad is thick and offers buffer for the horse, where saddle blankets are fine but only over the pad. The blanket is more for looks than protection. Blankets are usually only seen with western saddles. Blankets are a staple for the western rider who shows their horse.

If you don't show a simple inexpensive blanket that can be machine washed is a good idea.

*The exception to this rule is saddle seat riders. It is common that saddle seat riders do not use any kind of pad under the saddle. I think this has to do with a closer contact with the rider's seat and legs to the horse's back and sides.


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Yes if the saddle has the correct fit for your horse you can put any kind of saddle on any kind of horse.

a saddle is something you put on a horse.

Same way you put on an English saddle. Pick up the saddle and gently place it over the horse's withers. Always put on a saddle pad before you put on the saddle. If you don't, it rubs on your horse's back and leaves marks.

You put it on their withers, on top of the saddle pad

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on the back between the mane and the withers

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Go to the harness room and select a saddle by clicking on it. Put it in the inventory and click on the horse. Click on the saddle in the inventory and when your mouse turns into the saddle, click the horses back. If there's no saddle in the harness room, go buy one at the shop. It won't go on unless you have a saddle blanket under it. Hope this helps. :)

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