Whats the difference between a Western saddle and a English saddle?
And what benefits and downfalls do each of them have for the rider and horse?
western saddles are a lot heavier and bigger. they have a horn in the front, for holding on to, and tying your rope around, when you are roping. they are easier to ride in, and more comfortable for the horse, and rider. but you cannot jump in them, english saddles are smaller, lighter, and are built for jumping, dressage, or whatever you do. they do not have a horn, or anything like that. they are harder to stay on when a horse is bucking or anything like that, but you can do more in them. hope this helps!