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        12-15-2010, 06:48 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Smile how much would you pay??!!!!

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    I have to barrel saddle. They are my babies don't have a horse any more but I can't seem to part with my saddles lol. The dark oil one is a billy cook. Not one of the new cheep leather billy cooks but an older one, one that has the nice leather.i was given the saddle by a friend of the famlies wen I started barrel racing on her horse nobody used the saddle for years. It has deep floral tooling on the cantal,pummal, skirt and hoof pick pouch thing. The fenders and jockies are what I think they call rough out like split grain leather feels like swade. A swade seat. The horn is rawhide laced. On the back of the cantal is rawhide laces with silver. And the stirupps are rawhide laced with leather. The conchos are a deep floral tooling. It broken in and sooooooo comfortabul I just love this saddle it fits every horse I put it on and I won nbha 2d youth state champion in this saddle so it has sentimental value too. Ok now I told you the good thins about it let me tell you the bad things. It has an mystery stain across the seat wich I was told was deer blood but knowing the source im kinda inclined not to beleive it. The horn cap went missing shortley after I aquired the saddle and the conchoes are not really shiney they look like stainless steel and the saddle is a bitch to keep clean because every thing stays in the deep tooling and you can't get to it.
    The other saddle is an NBHA tex tan bought it brand new only rode in it 12 or so times the stirrups ar not even turned. Not much to say about that its still in awsome shape.
    Ok sience I can't fine any info on the billy cook nor can I find one like it was just wondering what it would be worth. Some thing is only worth what the highest bidder would pay for it I know that but what would you guys really pay for something like this im just really curious to know. I know how much the tex tan was when I bought it because its only 5 years old im more intrested in the billy cook but tell me bout both. I have no plans on getting rid of eather saddles im just curious. Or if you could tell me mor on the billy cook like year it was made and how many produced that be cool to. Thanks
         
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        12-15-2010, 07:03 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Your first one looks like an older model BC Half Breed. They retail new around 1400 give or take. I'd personally pay up to 500 for it if the tree is sound (and I was in the market)

    Not too familiar with the other one, but I'd guess it's worth a pretty penny. Not much under it's original retail value.
         
        12-15-2010, 07:27 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Not to be nit-picky, but if you post an ad, you need to get some of your spelling correct.
    • Cantle
    • Pommel
    • Suede
    • Comfortable
    • Stirrups
    • Concho, conchos
    • everything is one word
    • Since
    The Billy Cook is probably worth about $300-400, depending on where you sold it and how well you cleaned it up. The conchos may be real silver and need polishing with silver polish.

    The Textan would be worth 60% of the new cost of the saddle. There are a lot of online retailers selling new stock for up to 30% off retail value, for a new saddle, with slightly scuffed floor models going even cheaper. You need to research your saddle online to see what the shops are currently selling them for new, and price your saddle at LEAST 20% below that if you want to sell it quickly.

    The above is dependent upon the seat and tree size of the saddle. Smaller seats, 14" or smaller have a lower resale value. Full QH Bar saddles seem to sell better than Semi QH bar saddles right now.
         
        12-15-2010, 08:59 PM
      #4
    Weanling
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    I have to barrel saddle. They are my babies don't have a horse any more but I can't seem to part with my saddles lol. The dark oil one is a billy cook. Not one of the new cheep leather billy cooks but an older one, one that has the nice leather.i was given the saddle by a friend of the famlies wen I started barrel racing on her horse nobody used the saddle for years. It has deep floral tooling on the cantal,pummal, skirt and hoof pick pouch thing. The fenders and jockies are what I think they call rough out like split grain leather feels like swade. A swade seat. The horn is rawhide laced. On the back of the cantal is rawhide laces with silver. And the stirupps are rawhide laced with leather. The conchos are a deep floral tooling. It broken in and sooooooo comfortabul I just love this saddle it fits every horse I put it on and I won nbha 2d youth state champion in this saddle so it has sentimental value too. Ok now I told you the good thins about it let me tell you the bad things. It has an mystery stain across the seat wich I was told was deer blood but knowing the source im kinda inclined not to beleive it. The horn cap went missing shortley after I aquired the saddle and the conchoes are not really shiney they look like stainless steel and the saddle is a bitch to keep clean because every thing stays in the deep tooling and you can't get to it.
    The other saddle is an NBHA tex tan bought it brand new only rode in it 12 or so times the stirrups ar not even turned. Not much to say about that its still in awsome shape.
    Ok sience I can't fine any info on the billy cook nor can I find one like it was just wondering what it would be worth. Some thing is only worth what the highest bidder would pay for it I know that but what would you guys really pay for something like this im just really curious to know. I know how much the tex tan was when I bought it because its only 5 years old im more intrested in the billy cook but tell me bout both. I have no plans on getting rid of eather saddles im just curious. Or if you could tell me mor on the billy cook like year it was made and how many produced that be cool to. Thanks

    I was shopping for barrel saddle for almost 6 months. You could say I became an expert! There are two things here that I need to know before I can actually price them but I will do my best. 1.) How are the trees? Are the trees wobbly or are the extremely sturdy? 2.) What size seat do they have? Believe it or not, this actually does matter a lot. Although I do see a lot of 14' going for a great price, a lot of people really can't fit in them or won't want to fit in them. Same with a 17', this is also an out of the ordinary size, however, since they are barrel saddles, this is rare and might actually make it a quick sell for somebody who has been searching for this size.

    Now, the billy cook I really like. I honestly think that you should ask 650$ for it (assuming the tree is all sturdy.). Why? Because there are tons of "old-style-die-hard" billy cook fans. Not to mention you want to leave room for negotiation. I think you will get 500$ for it. When I was searching for a saddle I would of bought that billy cook from you for $500 if I knew it was semi-qh bars but I'm pretty sure it's not. And I would think I got a deal.

    Ok, so that Tex Tan is really nice. Again, assuming that the tree is sturdy, I would ask 800$, also leaving room for negotiation. I see a lot of these selling and they generally selling pretty fast.

    Remember that the seat size and other small things can easily lower OR higher the price of a saddle by 100$.

    If you haven't been there, go to facebook and look for the group "Barrel Racing Tack Swap". Join it! It's awesome and you can list your saddles there, you will be posting to the correct audience. Don't forget if you do sell here, don't ship out until you receive the money!
         
        12-15-2010, 09:03 PM
      #5
    Trained
    You might try checking on ebay-you can even check the completed listings and see what something comparable has sold for.
         
        12-15-2010, 09:03 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Thanks guys im just doing this for kicks I actualy have no plans to sell them but I was offered 500 for the BC I turned them down but I was just wonderning if that what is actualy worth. And lovs2ride1979 I know there would be a lot of missed spelled words at 22 you think I coud spell better but no I can't probibly because I passed english with a D+ all 4 years of HS my bad.lol
         

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