A cutting saddle is a specialized saddle. The rider, during competition, is a spectator whose job is to stay on the horse. Close contact is important. The horse is busy separating a cow or calf from the heard. The cutting saddle is designed to keep the rider out of the way of the horse. The rider must be skilled to stay aboard.
Features and benefits:
- Free swinging fenders.
- Forward hung fenders.
- Rough out fenders for a good grip.
- High, wide and straight swells to help keep the rider aboard during turns.
- Seat is longer than other saddles for maneuverability.
- Flat smooth seat.
- Slim stirrups.
- Front and back cinch.
- Low cantle to stay away from the riders back.