Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Although it wasn't a barrel saddle (it was a Wade), I've had a Corriente and found nothing wrong with it. The quality of the saddle was very good and, I thought, well made.
The down side is that they only come with one tree size, a 7" gullet and full QH bars. On the positive side, the leather was an excellent quality, the tree was sturdy, the tooling was good, and could easily sell for much more then their selling price if it was in a tack store. It is a heavy saddle. The owner is easy to deal with and available to talk to. The only reason I sold mine was because it didn't fit the new horse.
I know there are several people on the forum who have the brand and all have nothing but good things to say about them. This is all first hand and not hearsay.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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