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$650-800 budget for saddle. Best brands to look for?

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  • Autographed martha josey barrel saddle
  • Ko brand saddle

 
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    02-17-2011, 02:29 PM
  #21
Showing
I've only had mine for a few months, but my brother has been using a Corriente almost identical to mine for years under a heavy load of ranch work and feedlot work. He's roped and drug 1500 lb+ cattle countless times over the years. Other than being a little worn and dirty in places you would expect a ranch saddle to be worn and dirty, it still looks like it did when he got it.

I would consider that dang good quality for the price.

I couldn't speak for the KO saddle though.
     
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    02-17-2011, 02:44 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
I've only had mine for a few months, but my brother has been using a Corriente almost identical to mine for years under a heavy load of ranch work and feedlot work. He's roped and drug 1500 lb+ cattle countless times over the years. Other than being a little worn and dirty in places you would expect a ranch saddle to be worn and dirty, it still looks like it did when he got it.

I would consider that dang good quality for the price.

I couldn't speak for the KO saddle though.
My favorite custom saddle maker (local) Sharon highly recommends the Corriente. She said they are a great value for the money!
     
    02-17-2011, 02:57 PM
  #23
Green Broke
I've had mine about two and a half years..my sister has had hers about 6 months..They are great..I found out about them at the Cutting Horse Futurity in Augusta and sat in a few that I liked then I ordered mine..It has worked perfect for me, sits great..I haven't ever had to replace anything and the leather and quality of the saddle is great..I don't like the textan saddles or the alamo..the KO saddle is alot better quality than those..I don't have one complaint about the saddle..
     
    02-17-2011, 03:50 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Chocolate seat is mine- 2 1/2 years old..
Black seat is my sister's- 6 months old..






     
    02-17-2011, 04:01 PM
  #25
Green Broke
Both saddles signed by Martha Josey who loved them :)
     
    02-17-2011, 06:44 PM
  #26
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Check out horsetackreview for opinions on various breeds of saddles.
     
    02-17-2011, 06:58 PM
  #27
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
Both saddles signed by Martha Josey who loved them :)
That I would like to see as they do not look like any saddles Martha Josey has ever put her name on. I sent Josey Enterprises an email to ask about her endorsement of the KO Barrel Saddle. I will post my findings :)
     
    02-17-2011, 07:06 PM
  #28
Green Broke
My sister and I met her at NBHA World..I never said she signed on the KO company so rethink that..We met her and her husband and were in her rv with them talking and she signed our saddles..
     
    02-17-2011, 07:14 PM
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IC that makes more sense :)
     
    02-17-2011, 07:30 PM
  #30
Green Broke
K..The KO saddle is a very good saddle for Barrelwannabe's budget..I am extremely pleased with mine and will order a new one when I get a new saddle..( no time soon)..Hope she can find what's she is looking for. There is alot to pick from if she choses to order from KO..
     

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