Barrel Saddles - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 20 Old 04-21-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 256
• Horses: 5
Does anybody know anything about Nash saddles???!! And please be extremely honest-I want to know about them.

~*~*~*~No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~*~*~*~
randiekay215 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 20 Old 04-22-2010, 07:15 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 2,043
• Horses: 2

^Never heard of that brand before. I love my circle Y. They are expensive but I've had a barrel saddle and a w/p saddle that were circle Y and I loved them. =)

To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.
TheRoughrider21 is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 05-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Quincy, Wa
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
I love my circle Y, whats your price range though. My circle Y was 1,200.
Barbie Girl is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 05-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,044
• Horses: 2
I bought a "true" Billy Cook barrel saddle last year and love it. I have also used it on the trails and is so darn comfortable. Cost about $1200, but I traded in an older saddle and it ended up costing me about $900.
Just make sure it is a real Billy Cook saddle made in Sulpher Ok, it will have a seriel number and you send it in to register it. There are some companies reproducing them now under the name of Billy Cook, but they are not made in Sulpher Ok.
wyominggrandma is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 05-25-2010, 12:43 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,567
• Horses: 7
A rundown of my saddles

I have a Connie Combs Circle Y, an American Saddlery (hand-me-down from my niece to my son), a Hereford, a Buffalo, and a trophy saddle I'll have to look at tomorrow to tell you a brand name . I like different saddles on different horses, depending on how they ride.

My first saddle was the Connie Combs, and it was very used when I bought it 17 years ago. I just had to have some minor tears fixed on the fenders, and I had to have the horn rebraided. (This saddle has a hoof pick holder on the skirt, which I like, because I usually don't use a back cinch.) The in-skirt rigging and dee rings are still in great shape. This saddle works well on wide horses that have what my sister calls "jet-powered take-off." SIDE NOTE: I prefer this saddle for pole bending, if that's important to you.

My niece got the AS (I can't remember which model) 7 or 8 years ago for Christmas. I've never really ridden in it, because it's a smaller saddle. I can tell you the leather quality is not as good as my other saddles, and the fenders will need to be replaced soon. (This is with heavy use.)

I bought the Hereford 11 years ago when I started riding a narrower horse. It was also used, not sure for how long, though. The rawhide on this saddle is all in tact, but the conchos that hold the jockey against the cantle just fell out. I also replaced the fenders right after I got it, but that was because one broke when the horse blew up in the round pen. The dees and rigging on this saddle are also in great shape. It feels more secure than the Connie Combs, but not as easy to move in.

My sister bought the Buffalo a few years ago, but it hasn't been used much. My mom loves to use it for trail riding. The leather quality is not bad, but not top notch, either.

The trophy saddle is very secure, but I don't like the horn. It's four inches and comes straight up out of the pommel. (I prefer a two or three inch horn that angles forward.) This saddle is comfortable on a horse that is medium-wide. My sis bought it four or five years ago for a young horse she was working on.

I rode in a treeless saddle at my trainer's house, and that was awesome. I just didn't have the money to buy one at the time. I know it was not a Circle Y, but can't remember exactly what it was.

My suggestion if you're looking to buy a new saddle is to try some different demo saddles. (I know you can try two different Circle Y saddles from Valley Vet.) If you have a trainer anything like mine, she has a bunch of different kinds of saddles. See if you can throw a variety on your horse to see what you like and what fits him. (This also works with various horsey friends .)

Learning never stops
aforred is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old 06-20-2010, 04:57 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 43
• Horses: 0
Sorry couldn't be able to tell you what brand my saddle is. It's an old western saddle with low rise that was given to me, thankfully without damage. But I used White Oil to bring the colour back in the leather which worked wonders.
truefarmersheart is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old 06-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 796
• Horses: 3
I would go with the BC, they are good quality and decently priced. I bought myself on for my birthday and I really like it!
dynamite. is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old 06-24-2010, 06:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Idaho, USA
Posts: 650
• Horses: 7
Rico!!! I had a Rico barrel saddle that was amazing. I traded it for a horse though. . . Now I have a Circle Y NBHA model saddle, which is pretty nice, but I totally preffered the Rico. I'd never heard of them before I got mine, but Rico Hilarion was Billy Cook's one-time Son in Law, and learned saddlemaking from him. Beautiful and comfortable!
payette is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old 06-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,825
• Horses: 3
This is the saddle I run in, as well as trail ride in. It's so comfortable.

Blue Ridge Tooled Pro Barrel Racing Saddle: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies -

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...
barrelracer892 is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old 06-29-2010, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: silver lake, mn
Posts: 48
• Horses: 4
I have only had my own horse for about 2 years and I've had about 10 saddles already, the only brand I haven't ripped or torn was my Dakota!! I love it to death!! I would HIGHLY recommend it!! I had a Circle Y that was good too but I just use it for trail now. Plus I paid the cheapest for my Dakota.
brookesloveofbaker is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
barrel saddles Snowyowl Western Riding 15 11-16-2009 10:15 PM
Sizing on barrel saddles dynamite. Horse Tack and Equipment 6 10-23-2009 03:05 PM
Barrel Saddles with FQHB dynamite. Horse Tack and Equipment 0 09-26-2009 11:05 AM
barrel saddles for sale anyone? myredroan17 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 04-08-2008 11:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome