Leather Western Saddle Bags
In Western horse riding, from approximately 1840 with the westward expansion saddle bags took on the appearance they still possess today. Western saddlebags can sit in various positions, on the back, side, or front of the saddle although most attach to the saddle by straps and ties at the saddle rear across the back saddle cantle. Saddle Bags can be made from various materials with our western saddle bags being made from leather like those of the 1800s . There are several types of Bags: Pommel bags (which sit on the front of the saddle), Small Horn Bags (which sit on the front of the saddle over the horn), Traditional Paired / Dual Saddlebags (which lie on the hips of the horse, on either side of the cantle attached by a leather gusset), Cantle bag (a small tube-like bag that sits just behind the saddle usually for carrying a bed roll).