Australian SaddleAussie Saddle
Australian Stock Saddle is a saddle that is a worldwide favourite for long saddle activity requiring long hrs and a safe fit. This saddle is ideal for working with livestock, beginning youngsters, daily leisure rides, track rides, stamina rides, polocrosses and is also used in Australian camp drafting contests and Stockholm stallions.
Traditionally Australian saddle developed for safety and saddle comforts, no matter how tough the weather. The saddle has stylish origins in the shape of the seats, panel, mudguards and stirrup, but has a much lower fit, higher inclination and front kneepads to provide a very safe saddle for the rider who rides in tough environments or spends long periods on a saddle.
This saddle is fastened under the keys with a belt, similar to a training saddle. An over the saddle strap provides extra security. Sometimes the back of the saddle is protected by a tail strap. The saddle cover or numbnah is used under the saddle to take up the perspiration and protects the back of the saddle.
Originally the standard saddle was a "Park" saddle, similar to the contemporary English demonstration saddle, with low mounted knees and small buttocks. This saddle did not fit into the jagged Australian countryside and hardly protected the rider's feet from perspiration. For example, the valves were extended, thighs and knees were added, the fit was recessed and the coat up.
An upholsterer called Jack Wieneke created a style that was a favorite for several years, but over the years the style became too radical and became less and less in favor of more traditional music. In the first few rodeo buck-jumping sessions, the horsemen were riding in a specially designed saddle with a tail strap instead of the "flank cinch" used in the USA.
Side calipers were manufactured with a pig leather saddle and longer pig leather upholstery on the knees and thighs. Contemporary designs vary from old-fashioned to a newer "half-breed" that combines the unique, vibrant fenders and stirrups of the westernsaddle with the Australian tradition ally of trees and seating.
We also have cross-breed seats that blend other westerner saddle components, such as a saddle hook or a westerly cantele, with a combination of Australian tradition, such as the knob swell and low saddle/cushion. Australian saddle unites some characteristics of British and West saddle. Australian saddle allows the rider to move with the rider over rough ground.
Kneepads " help to keep the saddle as well as the high knob and the high knob. Steppelbülposition on the Australian saddle is a little further forward than on a westernsaddle and the chair places the feet in front of the sled. That makes the saddle convenient for long lessons and for driving in difficult terrains.
The Australian stick saddle has one of its problems with the stirrups, as the leather lies against the outside of the saddle and against the legs. A number of calipers, especially some models marketed in the US, also include a cowboy saddle bugle, although this is not a typical Australian saddle part.