New Barrel Saddle....Help me find a cheap one? - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,146
• Horses: 1
New Barrel Saddle....Help me find a cheap one?

Okay, so I just traded my really good, comfortable, lightweight barrel saddle to get my new Gelding. I don't regret it but I need a new barrel saddle before show season. I adore my reining saddle but it's not supportive enough for me to be running in, and besides it doesn't fit Rebel very well.

So Rebel has pretty narrow whithers, and I ride in a 15'' or 14'' saddle. I'd like to find one with a nice deep purple seat to match my theme colors, but it really doesn't matter. It doesn't have to be some amazing saddle hand-crafted by so-and-so, it just has to be cheap. I'm selling Honey for $400 so around that price area, give or take a hundred or two. I don't care so long as the cantle is high enough for me to really sit and turn in.

Any suggestiosn on brands or makes-and-models? I've been surfing around on Ebay and keeping an eye out at the local used tack shop but I figure I'd better post something here too so I can get suggestions from other barrel racers as well.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,146
• Horses: 1
I really like this saddle, but its hard to tell online if its going to be worth it or not. Definitely looks like it'll take some work to break in. But I don't know...

Tackwholesale.com : Quality Tack & Equestrian Supplies : Tahoe Ostrich Print Star Trail Saddle - USA Leather [19-1220]


Maybe this one....?

Ozark Saddle King Of Texas The Sweetheart Purple Barrel Racing Saddle 1433 - www.Scruggsfarm.com

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 02:51 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 13,588
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse View Post
I really like this saddle, but its hard to tell online if its going to be worth it or not. Definitely looks like it'll take some work to break in. But I don't know...

Tackwholesale.com : Quality Tack & Equestrian Supplies : Tahoe Ostrich Print Star Trail Saddle - USA Leather [19-1220]


Maybe this one....?

Ozark Saddle King Of Texas The Sweetheart Purple Barrel Racing Saddle 1433 - www.Scruggsfarm.com
Definitely NO on the Tahoe

The Ozark is at least Made in the USA, they are OK, just basic models.

Have you looked for a used Billy Cook, Circle Y or something ?



.

May all your Trails be happy and safe ones

Kevin
SouthernTrails is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 03:41 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
billy cook and circle Y is going to be out of her money spending limit. They can be very pricey. I like the Ozark one but a definite no on the tahoe as well. It's in my opinion..tacky. You want something eye catching but in a good way :P


You might want to come down and take a look at cowboy corral or the horse blanket.
Gidget is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 03:44 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 796
• Horses: 3
I have heard horrible things about both those brands, but I know that Dakota makes a decent cheaper barrel saddle. You can usually get one used for around $500.
dynamite. is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-29-2010, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,146
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gidget View Post
billy cook and circle Y is going to be out of her money spending limit. They can be very pricey. I like the Ozark one but a definite no on the tahoe as well. It's in my opinion..tacky. You want something eye catching but in a good way :P


You might want to come down and take a look at cowboy corral or the horse blanket.

Horse blanket is where I normally go but it's gone so far up in price it's terrible. Cowboy corral, too. With this economy it's hard to get a cheap saddle 'cause the tack shops need more cash so they want to sell for more.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 04:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 98
• Horses: 0
I am looking for a barrel saddle as well and I cannot find a cheap one. 500 is quite pricey for a saddle. I really NEED one but its hard to find a good store. I use chicksaddlery.com for most of my tack but their saddles are pricey for me. Maybe you will find one you like. BEST OF LUCK
ilovemyquarter is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 07:16 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: N. Carolina
Posts: 50
• Horses: 2
Cheap Barrel Racing Saddles

:)

Poco Grande
Rip, Smokey love. <3
Hooves is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 10:10 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
equiniphile is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 143 E. Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186
Posts: 126
• Horses: 0
You can have this one for $650. Gorgeous, deep seat and fully tooled Dakota.
15" Dakota Pleasure/ Barrel, Semi Qtr Bars
GallopingGrape is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard to find, 17in Barrel saddle, FQHB Carpenoctumstable Tack and Equipment Classifieds 15 05-25-2010 11:54 AM
Looking for a cheap english saddle english_rider144 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 8 09-13-2009 11:00 PM
CHEAP cut back CC saddle $65 Rugersremi Tack and Equipment Classifieds 16 08-17-2009 11:52 AM
Where to find cheap pastel reins? heartscontent Horse Tack and Equipment 2 01-16-2009 08:15 PM
Best way to get a good saddle cheap. Harlee rides horses Horse Tack and Equipment 15 01-19-2008 03:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome