Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
It depends on the quality of the saddle, how well you take care of it, and how often you ride.
Some high quality leather english and roping saddles can easily last 15 to 20 years if you take care of them. You will eventually have to replace or repair things like the cinch straps, stirrups, etc.. but the saddle & tree should last a long time.
You want to look for a high quality leather that is thick, soft, & supple. A stiff leather with little flexability usually will crack and tear more quickly.
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Last edited by flytobecat; 02-26-2011 at 11:06 AM.