Definition of Western saddle in US English:

Western saddle


  • A saddle with a deep seat, high pommel and cantle, and broad stirrups.

    • ‘Lon hurried through the ranch to the barn, saddled Weston with the worn tack that Lon had planned to use, attached the saddlebags to the Western saddle, and offered the horse a sympathetic pat on his nose.’
    • ‘All of this was attached to the grand Western saddle of shining black leather with a design in red thread.’
    • ‘At his door is a beautiful Western saddle and near the conference table a handmade spinning wheel, proud products of the prisoners' craft shop.’
    • ‘The Mounties ride an English saddle, which is sleek, black and small (as opposed to the Western saddle, which is more rugged and has that little horn in the front).’
    • ‘Using bitless bridles and Western saddles, this is a variation on natural horsemanship, based on the compassionate handling methods of early American Indians.’
    • ‘Zoe, 25, a freelance magazine writer from Dorset, can't copy her friend's cowboy-style leap into the long Western saddle.’
    • ‘He designs saddles too as he tends to prefer a more free swinging stirrup than is found on traditional Western saddles.’


Western saddle

/ˈwestərn ˈsadl/