I'm finally in the position that I can afford a good quality used saddle, and I would like opinions as to what would be a good buy.
My main requirements are that it has full bars and atleast a 7 inch gullet. Seat wise, I can fit a 15", but it's a tad roomy so I'm thinking a 14" or a 14.5" would be best as I like to have just enough room to move, but no more than I need.
Brand wise, I'd like a Billy Cook. I like the way I sit in one, and they're tough.
Here are a few I like:
14in Billy Cook Barrel Saddle for sale in Le flore, Oklahoma :: HorseClicks
I'm a bit suspicious of the price, if it is indeed "brand new".
Twister Roping Saddle - 14" Seat for sale in Oklahoma :: HorseClicks
I like this one, although it's a roping saddle, not a barrel.
Billy Cook 14" Barrel Saddle for sale in Canadian, Oklahoma :: HorseClicks
This saddle looks like a carbon copy of what I'm riding(borrowing) in now, which is comfy and I feel balanced in it.
Billy Cook barrel saddle 14.5" for sale in Cleveland, Oklahoma :: HorseClicks
Seat wise, this is the optimal size, although the higher cantle probably makes it sit like a 14".
15" Tod Slone Barrel Saddle for sale in Creek, Oklahoma :: HorseClicks
I'm on the fence with this one, but if I could get it for the right $, I'd be happy.
Thanks so much for reading though all of that!
Edit: I'm open to more than just barrel saddles!