One of the fun benefits of writing a tack blog is that I get a lot of emails entitled "Interesting saddle" or "Have you ever seen a saddle like this?" Today's post was inspired by RiderWriter who sent a link to this Double Seated Teaching Saddle.
Here's the official product description: Specially designed and tested by Jo Cornell, this saddle is the answer in demonstrating young students how to quickly and effectively ride. This double seat teaching saddle is based on a cavalry-style seat that allows the student to sit comfortably and securely in front of the instructor. The pommel is higher keeping the child in position. It is a true double tree; the cantle touches the instructors pommel, forming two distinct, separate units. Two sets of stirrup bars allow each rider to have their own stirrups for stability.That is, in fact, the first double seated English saddle I've ever seen. However, it was just a few months back that this similarly designed Western saddle came across my Facebook feed. It was on consignment at Brighton Feed & Saddlery, but they weren't calling it a "Teaching" saddle...
Instead, it's a "Date" saddle!
|Verna and Roger Allgeier|
co-owners of Brighton Feed & Saddlery
Keep sending the interesting saddle pictures, everyone! They never fail to brighten my day, and who knows? Maybe someday I'll actually get caught up on orders and make something "interesting" for myself.