14″ to 16″ Dakota Barrel Saddle 343
One well-known manufacturer of Western saddles, especially ones made especially for barrel racing, is Dakota Saddlery. The features of barrel racing saddles are designed to meet the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the sport, giving riders comfort, stability, and quick turn capability.
The following characteristics are typical of barrel saddles and may be applicable to the 14″ to 16″ Dakota Barrel Saddle model 343:
Seat Size: The saddle’s seat size is indicated by the 14″ to 16″ measurement. Passengers are able to select a seat size based on comfort and preference.
Tree: Specialized trees are often used with barrel saddles in order to ensure a snug fit on the horse’s back and to facilitate fast and fluid motions during barrel racing.
Rigging: To help keep the saddle firmly in position during sharp twists and maneuvers, barrel saddles usually feature in-skirt or forward-hung rigging.
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 the Skirt: To give the horse more mobility, the skirt is frequently cut shorter than on conventional saddles.
Stirrups: Barrel saddles frequently have lightweight stirrups that lower overall weight and let the rider to rapidly raise and lower their legs.
Leather Quality: High-quality materials are used in the saddles made by Dakota Saddlery. Usually made to survive the rigors of barrel racing, the leather is strong.
- Tree: Semi-QH, Fiberglass Covered Wood Tree by Steele Tree Company
- Seat Size: 14, 15, 16inch
- Horn: Natural Rawhide Braided. 4inch high, 1-3/4inch cap
- Rigging: 7/8 position, Stainless Steel in-skirt
- Cantle: 5inch
- Silver: Montana Silversmith silver
- Fenders: Buffed, Roughout
- Weight: approx 27 lbs