I got my first actual barrel saddle today. I had just started saving up for an true barrel saddle, since hoping this summer I can start my horse on barrels. I wasnít planning on getting a barrel saddle for a couple months still. My dad was at an auction and found an 15 inch barrel saddle, only saddle there too. After talking to him on the phone, about he it decides to try to bid on it. Well, I meet him at the auction to see it once he bough it and see if anything else I wanted. We didnít buy any other horse tack.
Now I do have some questions. I didnít know until my dad already bought the saddle, that their was no place for a back girth, what would be the effect, I was told during barrel racing to always wear my back girth. Another thing is there is a maker stamp that says BW Saddlery, anyone know anything about the saddle maker.
Then the saddle is in rough shape, any good ideas, how to clean it up. The leather all is good, but when I mean rough shape as it has spots and stuff. I sit in it and it feel like a good fit, hopefully fitting out if my horse agrees with in soon. But thatís another story there.