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13″ to 16″ American Saddlery The Racing Kate Barrel Racing Saddle 701


13″ to 16″ American Saddlery The Racing Kate Barrel Racing Saddle 701

American Saddlery, 13″ to 16″ The Competition Model 701 of the Kate Barrel Racing Saddle. I can, however, provide you some broad knowledge regarding barrel racing saddles and the characteristics of saddles made specifically for this kind of riding.

Western saddles, particularly barrel racing saddles, are made by the well-known company American Saddlery. According to the “Racing Kate” paradigm, a saddle made specifically for barrel racing may be named after a particular design or rider’s taste.

The following characteristics are typical of barrel racing saddles and may be relevant to the American Saddlery The Racing Kate Barrel Racing Saddle model 701:

Seat Size: The saddle’s seat size is indicated by the 13″ to 16″ measurement. Passengers are able to select a seat size based on comfort and preference.

Tree: Specialized trees for barrel racing saddles are generally made to ensure a snug fit on the horse’s back while enabling fast, nimble movements.

In-skirt or forward-hung rigging is a common component of barrel saddles, which helps to maintain the saddle’s stability during sharp twists and maneuvers.

Horn: The saddle horn is an essential component of barrel racing since it gives the rider something to hold onto when making sharp bends around barrels.

Design of Skirt: Compared to standard saddles, barrel saddles often feature shorter skirts. The horse may move more freely in these designs, especially while making sharp turns.

Stirrups: Barrel saddles frequently have lightweight stirrups that lower overall weight and let the rider to rapidly raise and lower their legs.

Quality of Leather: American Saddlery is renowned for employing premium components in their saddles. Usually made to survive the demands of barrel racing, the leather is robust.

Tree: Full Quarter Horse Bars, Swell 13.5″, Gullet Width 6.75″, Fiberglass Covered Racer
Weight: about twenty-five pounds.

Measurements: Height: 4″, Diameter: 1.5″, Braided rawhide
Captle Measurements: 4″
13″, 14″, 15″, & 16″ seats – suede
Length of skirt: 24″; width of skirt: 12″
Leather stirrups: 2″ with buckles made by Blevins
Stirrups: Leather foot pad with hand-laced rawhide covered contest
Rigging: 7/8 position stainless steel C rigging

Additional information

Weight 25 kg
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 4 cm


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Original price was: $1,397.40.Current price is: $1,387.40.

For barrel racing aficionados looking for performance and comfort, the American Saddlery Racing Kate Barrel Racing Saddle 701, which comes in sizes 13″ to 16″, is the perfect choice because it has a sturdy construction, forward-hung rigging, and a secure fit.

good sadle pad

February 18, 2024

Very nice saddle pad!

Debbie Ayres

excellent quality

February 18, 2024

My child adored her new saddle pad, which was highly recommended and of excellent quality considering the price.



February 18, 2024

The strap is superbly crafted! was my daughter’s Christmas gift, and she liked it.

Felicia Atkins

very comfortable

February 18, 2024

This saddle is a favorite of mine; and it rides comfortably and is well-made.


Quality product

February 18, 2024

They fulfill my every need.

Adrienne Rigg

Fantastic saddle pad!

February 16, 2024

My new saddle fits the saddle pad under it nicely. It appears that my horse is content with the comfort. I’m glad I bought this, then.

Rachael Jeter


February 16, 2024

Beautiful saddle, and so comfortable to canter on with my horse. The details are gorgeous. I have had my saddle for almpst a year now.

April Vanetten