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Are Rocking R saddles good?

Are Rocking R saddles good?

Rockin R is a lower end western saddle, they’re not bad, but definitely not the most comfortable. I would join a couple Facebook groups and look for a better quality used training saddle. They aren’t a Phil Harris but they did a ton of private label saddle making for Phil Harris back in the day, so there’s that.

Are ranch saddles comfortable?

They have a comfortable seat – necessary for ranchers who spend all day working. That’s why they’re also highly functional and feature various elements that make a cowboy’s work easier. For example, comfort is provided by the deep seat and a high cantle.

What makes a good ranch saddle?

Weight – The saddle should be durable and heavy to stand up to the work. Seat – Look for a low seat for maximum comfort and communication with the horse. Swells – Low swells stay out of the way of work. Horn – The horn should be tall and thick for sturdiness and include a wrap for dallying.

What makes a saddle a ranch saddle?

Ranch Saddles Ranch saddles are typically big, heavy, and feature lots of leather. They have sturdy horns and trees for rigorous, everyday ranch work. They have a high cantle for comfort and security. The horn is stout for roping or dragging.

Where are rocking R saddles made?

The craftsmen at Rocking R create all types of saddles, from trail to show. HorseSaddleShop customers appreciate that the products are all American made, but more than that, they love the low prices for such high quality.

How heavy is a ranch saddle?

between 40 – 60 lbs.
A ranch saddle will be used for everything: roping, cutting, speed, and long distances. These saddles can usually weigh between 40 – 60 lbs. Due to its hardiness, these saddles will weigh more. The ranch saddle must be durable and sturdy.

Can you rope off of a ranch cutter?

CUTTERS. THE RANCH CUTTER: A superb working saddle, our ranch cutter can be used in the pen to sort while also being strong enough to rope calves. This saddle has a strong tree, and the horn is designed so that you can dally off if you need to rope calves.

Can you rope in a ranch cutter saddle?

Designed for versatility and comfort with a classic cowboy style, the Ranch Cutter is a saddle you can ride all day. With a horn strong enough for roping and a narrow, comfortable seat, the Ranch Cutter is perfect in the arena or at home on the ranch.

Can you use two hands in ranch riding?

Only one hand may be used on the reins, except for junior horses shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore/bosal. Hands must not be changed.

Can a saddle be too heavy for a horse?

A saddle which is too long for the horse’s back (because most 18 ½ – 19” saddles, which accommodate the heavier rider, likely will be!) can cause bucking, stumbling, rearing, and so on – because the length will be past the saddle support area (which ends at the 18th thoracic vertebra) and onto the ‘bucking reflex’.

How do I know if I’m too heavy for my horse?

Am I too heavy for him? A: Laurie, the basic rule of thumb for a horse’s weight-carrying capacity is 20 percent of the horse’s weight, or, say, 200 pounds for a 1,000-pound horse. (Two hundred pounds would be an approximate upward limit, not an average of what he can carry.)