For pleasure riding, the western saddle is the best.
The English saddle is for jumping/steeplechase or polo.
This is a roping saddle.
For cutting horses, use this saddle.
Barrel saddles look like this.
Jockeys use a saddle like this one for racing.
There are many more kinds of saddles. Each is designed to help the rider perform their best on the horse.
Are any of you horse lovers? What kinds of activities do you like to do with your horse?