by Al Badia,
A horse saddle is a seat for the rider of an animal, usually a horse. A well-made saddle gives the horse rider the necessary support, security, and control over the animal. The saddle makes it possible for the rider to keep in balance with the horse by allowing him or her to sit over the horse’s point of balance.
The purpose of a saddle is to distribute weight across an animal’s back where it will be most comfortable. The weight distribution is determined by how high you place your legs on either side of your horse’s spine and how far apart they are from each other. When you’re riding your horse, you’ll find that if you sit too low or too far back in your saddle, it will be uncomfortable for both of you; however, if you sit too high or too far forward in your saddle, it will cause pain and injury for both of you.