Poll Recap: Saddle Up!

Of the 2,580 respondents, 951 (37%) said that they would ride in a western saddle.
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If you went outside to ride right now, what kind of saddle would you use? We posed this question to our readers last week TheHorse.com, and more than 2,500 people responded. Here are the results!

Of the 2,580 respondents, 951 (37%) said they would ride in a western saddle, while 604 (23%) said their choice is an English all-purpose or jumping saddle. Another 428 respondents (17%) said they’d ride in a dressage saddle. Another 169 (7%) readers indicated they would use an endurance saddle, and 151 individuals (6%) said they wouldn’t use a saddle at all—they prefer to ride bareback. Meanwhile, 110 readers (4%) said they would choose an Australian saddle, and 81 readers (3%) said they’d choose a different type of saddle. The remaining 32 respondents (1%) said they do not ride.

Poll Results


Additionally, more than 200 respondents provided comments about their saddle choice. 

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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