Draft Horse Aussie Saddles


How to measure an Australian Stock Saddle

Australian saddles are measured differently to Western or English saddles. Below is a guide to the size you will need in an Australian saddle, however we still require your height, weight and pant size to correctly determine the exact size you will need for a particular saddle.

Western Size 14" 15" 16" 17" 18"

English Size 17" 18" 19" 20" 21"

Aussie Size 16" 17" 18" 19" 20"
(a) length of tree. (b) dip in seat. (c) height of kneepad. (d) height of thigh pad. (e) length of flap.
BAG520_standing.jpg Carry Bag for Aussie Saddles
$85.00

Keep your Aussie saddle clean and protected with this deluxe nylon carry bag. It is designed especially for Australian saddles, with plenty of room to leave your stirrup leathers and girth attached. The bag completely unzips for easy access. It has both a lifting handle and a carrying strap to get your saddle where you need it. Put your bridle, breastplate, and accessories in the roomy pockets on both sides. This carry bag is designed to fit Australian saddles from size 15 through 19, with or without horn. Comes in brown or black.

Why Ride in an Aussie Saddle?

Rider Comfort. The suspended seat of an Aussie saddle means that your pelvic bones are making contact with a surface that "gives" like a hammock rather than a hard wood surface. The easy to turn leathers and balanced seating position are easy on your knees.

Horse Fitment. Because Australian saddles are lighter and more compact than a Western saddle, they are naturally more comfortable for the horse. In addition, the stuffed serge panels on most Aussie saddles gives extra cushion.

Safety. The poleys (or kneepads) at the front of the saddle will keep a rider in the seat better than any other type of saddle. In combination with a deep seat, the poleys give the most secure ride around. If a rider should come off of the saddle the leathers can slide off the stirrup bar in the event that the rider gets caught up in the stirrup.

Riding Position. The seat of an Australian saddle naturally puts the rider in a balanced riding position, with half the rider's weight in the seat and half in the stirrups. Also, the close contact nature of the flaps, leathers, and rigging mean that the rider gets a better feel for their horse, allowing better control.

Light Weight. Aussie saddles range from 14 pounds to 26 pounds, fully fitted. Both the rider and horse can be happy about that!


Add these great features to the fact that there are loads of d-rings and attachment points on an Australian saddle, and you have a horse saddle that is ideal for trail riders. In fact, we like to call the Aussie saddle the Ultimate Trail Saddle.