How to Properly Tie a Saddle Chair to a Horse for Maximum Comfort and Safety


by Al Badia, 

Tying a saddle chair to a horse can be a daunting task for those who are new to horseback riding or unfamiliar with the equipment. A saddle chair, also known as a seat saver, is a cushion that is placed over the saddle to provide extra comfort to the rider. Here are the steps to properly tie a saddle chair to a horse:

  1. Adjust the saddle – Before tying the saddle chair, ensure that the saddle is properly fitted to the horse. The saddle should sit evenly on the horse’s back without any pressure points or rubbing.
  2. Place the saddle chair – Next, place the saddle chair over the saddle. Make sure that it is centered and positioned in the middle of the saddle.
  3. Secure the saddle chair – Once the saddle chair is in place, secure it to the saddle. Take the straps that are attached to the saddle chair and thread them through the D-rings on the saddle. Make sure the straps are snug, but not too tight, to avoid discomfort for the horse or the rider.
  4. Double check – Before mounting the horse, double check that the saddle chair is securely tied to the saddle. Give it a gentle tug to make sure it won’t come loose during the ride.

It’s important to note that tying a saddle chair to a horse should only be done by experienced riders or under the supervision of a professional. It’s also important to check the saddle chair regularly during the ride to ensure that it remains secure and comfortable for the horse and rider.



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