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Advantages of Synthetic Saddles and Leather Saddles

Both synthetic saddles and leather saddles have unique advantages. When you're considering which type of saddle to purchase, the benefits outlined here can help you determine what saddle material is right for you:

Synthetic Saddles

• Available at economical prices
• Low maintenance
• Easily cleaned with soap and water
• Lightweight
• Virtually weatherproof
• Durable

Leather Saddles

• Available in a range of prices
• Develops attractive patina
• Breaks in for a rider's seat
• Some leathers offer enhanced grip
• Good resale value if properly maintained
• Durable with proper maintenance

Related Topics:

Choosing a Saddle Pad
Tack and Leather Care
About Stirrup Irons
About Stirrup Leathers
English Saddle Fitting Guidelines