A roping saddle is designed for activities like roping cattle and requires a saddle that is much heavier than a trail saddle. It is designed to withstand the strain of a roping activity and has a deep seat and wide tree for the rider’s comfort and stability. It also has a horn on the pommel for tying ropes and pulling calves.
A trail saddle is designed for activities like trail riding and is much lighter than a roping saddle. It is designed to provide the rider with comfort and stability during long distance riding. It has a shallow seat and is usually made of lighter materials. It does not have a horn on the pommel.