Any experiance with Hereford Textan barrel saddles?
I'm looking into buying an older Hereford Textan barrel saddle for my mare. I'm not going to be barrel racing her hardcore anytime soon, she's green right now so it will only be gymkhana at the moment. I want a saddle that is going to last, and is nice to ride in, as I don't want to be throwing her off. Does any one have any information on these saddles, like the quality and how long they will last me, etc. Thanks
LOVE old Herefords. We have 2 here, the pleasure saddle I know is a good 40 years old and the other not quite as old is a rough out barrel saddle that my ample hindquarters sadly won't fit in these days lol. They are both in great shape. If you care for them, they last forever.
I own two older (1970's) Hereford Ropers. One Kenway and one Imperial. Great saddles. If I had to sell everything except three saddles it would be these two herefords and an old Circle Y that we have. The quality of these old saddles cannot be beat. I own a Billy Cook and a Circle G that are new. They are pretty decent saddles. Not a fan of the new circle y or tex tan's much though.