How is a western saddle made?

Tonight I wanted to see how a western saddle is made. The western saddle is quite different to the English one, as it is custom-made, with a horn at the front for the ropes and several layers of leather, to offer comfortable riding to the western cowboys. This sort of saddle is made to last for many, many years.

It’s so complicated, it blows my mind! But, above all, a western saddle is definitely a piece of art, which is worth some extra effort!

Here’s a short video which shows how a western saddle is made:

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