Make: The Australian Stockman’s Saddlery
Type: trail / stock / all purpose
Condition: New Condition
Seat: Australian 19ins (Western equivalent: 17ins)
Width: Full QH Bars – 6.5ins
Fittings: girth, stirrups, leathers, over-girth
Trial: This Saddle is Eligible for a FREE 5-DAY SADDLE TRIAL.
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Gorgeous generously tooled brown and dark leather, nicely tooled Australian Stockman Trail / Stock saddle for sale. In excellent, brand new condition. Comes complete with webbing girth, brass stirrups, overgirth and Australian stirrup leathers. This immaculate saddle has a 19ins seat (but this equates to a 17ins Western style) Cantle is 6ins tall approximately, and the gullet has 6.5ins Full QH bars (medium tree). Very clean and nice finishing. Each part is intricately made.
The Australian Stock Saddle is a saddle in popular use all over the world for activities that require long hours in the saddle and a secure seat. The saddle is suitable for cattle work starting young horses, everyday pleasure riding trail riding, endurance riding and polocrosse and is also used in Australian Stockman campdrafting competitions and stockman challenges.
The traditional Australian stock saddle was designed for security and comfort in the saddle no matter how harsh the conditions. While having stylistic roots from the English Saddle, the design of the seat, panels, fenders, and stirrups, it has a much deeper seat, higher cantle, and knee pads (sometimes called Poleys) in the front to create a very secure saddle for riders who ride in rough conditions or spend long hours on a horse.
The saddle is kept on with a girth attached to billets under the flaps, similar to those on a dressage saddle. A surcingle should also be used to provide additional safety. The rear of the saddle is sometimes secured by a crupper. A breastplate is sometimes added. A saddle blanket is used under the saddle to absorb sweat and to protect the back of the horse.