The Smith-Worthington Saddlery Co. has been building saddles with the highest level of pride and care since 1794, when George Washington was still President. Their saddlers regularly paired with noted professional and amateur riders and trainers to develop the best designs.
These saddles feature many of the centuries-old techniques and materials, such as pure linen webbing, steel reinforced trees, pigskin seats, and virgin wool flock stuffing. This combination of traditional quality and modern design provides today’s riders with the some of the finest saddles in the world.
As you probably already know, saddles come in many different shapes, depths, and forms depending on what the saddle is used for. The length and placement of the stirrups along with the shape and depth of the seat all influence the overall positioning of the rider. Here are some of the most popular saddle types made by Smith-Worthington:
Dressage saddles effortlessly align your body so you can focus on training your horse. A well-fitted dressage saddle lines up your ear, hip, and heel into the proper riding position for flat ground. This allows you to better influence your horse with balance and communication. A good dressage saddle makes a big difference in the performance capability of you and your horse.
Jumping saddles are designed to put you in the best position to jump over obstacles. This style of saddles features shorter stirrups, forward-cut flaps and a more shallow seat. This puts you into a forward position, gives you more freedom to move around and lets your body rise up during a jump.
All Purpose & Trail Saddles
All purpose (AP) saddles are designed to be used in a variety of settings and allow you to switch from one type of riding to another. They feature a seat that is more flat and shallow than the deeper seated dressage saddle. Likewise, trail saddles let you go up and downhill and over rocky terrain without incidence. This type of saddle is ideal for casual riders and beginners.