[AS., from root of sit.] A seat generally made of leather, fastened on a horse's back. The frame of the saddle is usually of wood and iron, made to fit the horse's back, and is called the tree. In the common saddle the tree is raised a little in front to form the pommel, and behind is a ridge called the cantel, the seat and flaps being made of tanned pig-skin. The stirrups are fastened to the tree. When the saddle is put on the horse, the girths are passed under the horse, and buckled tightly to straps. Side-saddles-, used by women, have only one stirrup, in which the left foot is placed ; and on the pommel are two horns, between which the right knee is placed.