Definition of English saddle in English:

English saddle


  • A style of saddle common in or characteristic of England; (now) specifically (chiefly North American) a relatively flat, hornless saddle built on either a wooden or steel spring tree, having a padded leather seat over webbing stretched between the pommel and cantle, and deep leather skirt panels; contrasted with "western saddle".


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Gell (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller.