The modern roping saddle has a deep seat and the fenders hung in a position to ensure that the rider can be up and balanced when ready to rope. The horns and trees are very strong to take the sudden strong jerks of a steer on the end of the rope. As well the rigging must be one that pulls off the top of the tree bars and has great strength. Generally suede out padded seats ate preferred to give more grip. The swells of the saddle are kept reasonably low as to keep the leverage of the rope on the horn to a minimum.