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Saddle Horn

Western pleasure saddle with a leather wrapped horn. Saddle horns vary in size just as the saddle itself according to the type of saddle. The saddle horn is a part of the western saddle. Saddle horns can be made of wood or metal and wrapped in rawhide and then leather. They can be just about any diameter and height.
1880's stock saddle with ornamental horn. Saddle horns can be used for many different things, like grabbing a hold of, hang pommel bags from, dallying a lariat rope to or dallying a lead rope to while ponying another horse.

Some saddle horns may be wrapped in braided rawhide only such as barrel racing saddles. The rawhide while ornamental, protects the saddle horn from wear and tear. These type of saddles feature a saddle horn smaller in diameter. Older

Roping saddle horn wrapped with leather. model stock saddles also have a smaller in diameter saddle horn.

Western pleasure and roping saddles have a larger in diameter saddle horn that is covered in leather. Ropers will usually wrap their saddle horns in rubber (sometimes using strips of inner tube). The rubber protects the horn and grabs

Roping saddle horn wrapped in leather then rubber. the dally of the lariat rope and keeps it from slipping. Some ropers will wrap their leather covered saddle horns in mule hide. Mule hide protects the horn also but allows the dally of the rope to "run". By letting the lariat rope run you can take up the slack or let more slack out as needed without needing to completely un-dally.



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