Endurance riding requires special equipment in order to keep the rider and horse comfortable and safe for the long journey. Endurance rides are usually 50 to 100 miles ridden in one day so the horse needs a saddle that helps keep him and the rider balanced, and the rider also needs to be comfortable. Endurance saddles are lighter than other saddles to decrease the stress on the horse but have enough padding for comfort. Endurance riders need to carry saddle bags and other equipment so there are extra dee rings around the seat in order to attach equipment. The Tekna endurance saddle available at Equestrian Collections has the benefits of an all purpose saddle with dee rings and is made of a synthetic QUICK-CLEAN? material as well as the QUIK-CHANGE? gullet system. This endurance saddle is offered at a very affordable price and has a 100% satisfaction guarantee!