There are many different types of saddles for use when riding a horse. There are western as well as English riding saddles. One of the less common saddle types is the dressage saddle. But what is a dressage saddle and why do people need one instead of any of the other saddle types?
A dressage saddle is used for putting a horse and rider through a series of moves that would have been used in ancient times when armies depended greatly on their cavalry units. Horses were not only a means of conveyance, but they also fought attackers with their hooves and teeth. It was very important for the horse and rider to have great communication between them when on the field and this is where dressage got their beginnings.
A dressage saddle is cut much differently than any other saddle type. There are going to be flat flaps that are cut straight instead of the curves that are found on other saddles. The Bates dressage saddle is a perfect example of what a dressage saddle should look like.
Like all dressage saddles, the Albion dressage saddle has a deep seat that allows the rider to have more contact with the horse which is what is needed when riding dressage. The more that the rider can feel the horse underneath them and the more that that horse can feel the rider makes it easier for the horse and rider to go through the paces.
The Wintec dressage saddle also offers all of the above qualities that are looked for in a dressage saddle. The quality of leather that is used is unmatched by any of the off brands and the comfort is going to be great for the horse and the rider. A dressage saddle should not only look good, but it should feel good as well.