Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum!
The difference between the TX and the OK Billy Cooks is that the TX is just using his name and the OK are actually made by him.
It sounds like you are in the $600 price range and for that money I would look into a Dakota. I had one special made last summer as a backup and now it's my go-to saddle (the one I got was in the $1,000 range with the extras I wanted). Although over the years I've had several custom made saddles, I'm very happy with the quality and comfort of the Dakota.
As for the others, I've looked at the Royal King, the Showman, and the Blue River and wasn't very impressed - that's how I came to buy the Dakota.
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.