Originally Posted by Sadierebel
SouthernTrailsGA, I looked In to that saddle you posted and Its similar to the Royal King Roughout. As you mention Billy Cook is a bit expensive, but the Royal King Is almost $200 cheaper than the T-300 Training Saddle. My sister competed with a Royal King barrel saddle last season and doesn't have any problems with it what so ever. So I'm thinking about checking one out and If It doesn't work out I can sell or trade It for something else. I've always loved Billy Cook and had good repore with it, but I've hardly ever used It for training. So that's my only concern :(.
I used to offer the Royal Kings, King Series, Silver Royal, but I found out they are made in India (at least for the last 6-8 years), I took one of their Saddles apart one day, nails (not even barbed nails) instead of screws, tree was part hollow, only one third of it was re-enforced with fiberglass, some of it in the wrong place.
You can probably find a Good Used Saddle on Tack Trader, just stick with a Good Brand Name American Made.
Sorry, smrobs, your right you have the Navaho which is a Roping Saddle.