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Choosing the best saddle for you

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Students research the features and costs of saddles and use a decision matrix to compare options and determine the best one for their needs, wants, and budget.

Big idea

Product research and comparison shopping help you make informed buying decisions.

Essential questions

  • How do product research and comparison shopping help you make more informed buying decisions? 
  • What features might you compare before making an expensive purchase?

Objectives

  • Research and compare features offered by different saddle options
  • Analyze data collected to make an informed buying decision 

What students will do

  • Conduct research to identify features and costs of two Western saddles.
  • Analyze and compare the data gathered on different features. 
  • Decide on a saddle that meets their needs, wants, and budget.

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Teacher guide

Choosing the best saddle for you (guide)

Student materials

Choosing the best saddle for you (worksheet)

Comparison shopping tool (handout)

Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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