I`m looking to buy a saddle from GW Crates, here is a link to the saddle:
15" G.W. CRATE LADIES WADE ROPING SADDLE CUSTOM HERMAN OAK FREE SHIP RANCH TRAIL | eBay
Just need some more opinions, on both your own experiences with this saddlery, and on this specific saddle. Hope anyone can help me decide wether or not to buy this one, or from GW Crates in general. I`m at a bit of a loss..
As for the saddle it looks great from my point of view, and just to specify, the saddle company makes custom saddles, but this specific one is in stock and ready to ship, so that means that what you see a picture of is what I actually would be getting. I think it looks well made, but I`m not that experinced I`ll see flaws just by a picture. The one thing I noticed is there seems to be a bulk from the stirrups just below the seat, that may be bothersome for my thighs. What do you think?
Also, what`s most important, other than it fits me, is that it fits the horse, and this is practically made for my horse.
I`ve been reeding reviews and forum posts regarding gw crates and riders choice, some are good, and some are bad and not satisfied at all. So I guess the odds of getting a good quality saddle is 50/50?
Here is a link from a review I found, which is pretty positive:
Riders Choice G.W Crates Master Series Wade Roper Saddle AR Buckle Roping Saddles Reviews @ Horse Tack Review
I could save up and get a saddle from a well known saddlery, but I really like the idea of a custom made, especially when it comes to finding a saddle that fits the horse. And since you get what you pay for, this one isnt really that cheap either, so the quality should be great, right? And its a wade!
Appreciate any help I can get, thanks!