Mini-rant against American Saddlery! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 10-14-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Posts: 788
• Horses: 7
Mini-rant against American Saddlery!

So it's been nearly two (?) months since I ordered the following list of things from American Saddlery:
- 1 saddle (this one: but with red in place of the blue), SemiQH bars
- 1 matching headstall and breastcollar
- 3 saddle pads (1 cutback built up, 1 cutback, 1 cutback that matches the above saddle)
- 1 pair of Davis sports boots and no-turn boots
- a pair of split reins, and some assorted other little things.

I was told, at the time of ordering, that it would take about a week. So I waited.... and about two weeks came around with no word on the stuff. So I call... oops, it's a week to make the saddle, two weeks to mail it!
So, three weeks later, there is still no stuff.... another call, and I'm told that I have to pay before they'll start making the saddle. Joy, oh joy, this looks like it'll be fun~
So, I pay (after all, all my other saddles -- save Magic's barrel saddle -- are all from American Saddlery. I've never had an issue with them before.) and I wait.
Another three weeks... another call... for some unknown reason, they haven't even started *making* the saddle!

So today marks the nearly three week date... and I think I've decided that if I call in again, and find that some other stupid issue has popped up, I'm going to cancel my order and demand my money back. I'll take all that money and go to... I dunno. Another saddlery.
Any suggestions? I have a Circle Y, and I love it, but they're generally out of my price range. Tanner (the horse that the saddle is for) is so ****ed hard to fit, finding a used one could be pretty difficult (I've kept my eyes open for one, and so far, the only one I found was too big for me. And a little questionable in the wither region.)
I've already bought two sets of horse boots, and I'm in love with them; I just need some bell boots, and it's not like those are hard to find. Same with the saddle pads.

Like I mentioned... both 2-Pak and Ruby's saddles are from American saddlery, and I love them. I've never had problems with them, they're comfy (although Ruby's has a pretty small cantle that I'm just not used to anymore), and when I initially ordered them (both at the same time!), they got here in a little under 2 weeks! Plus, my uncle sells them to me at wholesale price, which usually ends up being a little over half of retail!

I already have my eye on these saddles. Opinions?

Last edited by RubaiyateBandit; 10-14-2009 at 08:48 PM.
RubaiyateBandit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 10-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
I can't answer for American Saddlery but I'm having somewhat of a similar problem with Dakota. I rodered a saddle back in August being told that it would take about 3, maybe 4 weeks. 8 weeks latter and no saddle and the dealer I ordered it from is not taking my calls - Thank goodness I didn't have to put any money down (I bought several sadles from the dealer over the years).

I'm beginning to wonder about any of these saddle makers.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses 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
Reviews on American Saddlery boonesar Horse Tack and Equipment 15 01-23-2012 05:11 AM
15" American Saddlery Hoss High Roper for sale *PRICE REDUCED!!* charlene1985 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 16 11-27-2009 09:34 PM
16" American Saddlery Hoss High Roper for sale charlene1985 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 6 09-22-2009 10:49 PM
American Saddlery? Liberty Valance Horse Tack and Equipment 8 07-28-2009 12:13 AM
looking for american saddlery 13" congress barrel racin delorey1 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 07-13-2008 01:20 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