Western Review

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Western Review Saddles— Quarter Horse “bars” – wider set tree, helps to fit stock breeds “equitation seat” – High rise to the seat to help keep rider sitting back Reining Saddles – Deeper seat, closer contact with the horse MOST western saddles are double skirted o Exception: Barrel Saddles – single skirted, MUCH lighter Bridles--- Can have single or double ear or brow bands “spilt reins” most common Romal Reins – Used in the southwest, also popular in Morgans & Arabs and common now in QH events such as trail o Reins held like an “ice cream cone” in dominant hand, free hand holds the other part of the reins 16” from other hand. Bits---- Snaffles – no curb, used on Jr. horses, ridden with 2 hands. Broken bit. Tom Thumb – Broken bit with shanks. Can be twisted or straight bars, can have copper mouth, used with a curb Low arch – no port, just a “curve” to the bit, not broken, used with a curb
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Unformatted text preview: Ports can be low, medium or high ports, can have rollers Spoon Bit port is flat on bottom side, usually curved into the tonge Correction Bit- high port, thin mouthpiece, and may have copper wire wraps. The mouthpiece is also jointed on both sides of the port. The lower rings are butterfly style. Cricket not a roller though looks like one, seen in the California spade bit Spade Bit high port, usually flat, triangle in shape Events --- working horse events --- reining, cutting, working cow horse, team penning Speed events --- barrels, poles Western- horsemanship, western pleasure, trail etc Trends --- dark leather vs. light leather buckstich patterns (outdated 70s) Hand tooled common, chrome (silver) popular in many show events...
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