western saddle

noun, often capitalized W

Definition of western saddle

: a deep-seated saddle used originally by cattlemen that has broad skirts and fenders and a high pommel with a horn for holding the lariat

called also stock saddle

First Known Use of western saddle

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of western saddle was in 1853

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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