Ok so today I bought a western saddle made by American Saddlery. It has a round skirt but not a barrel saddle and has silver conchos all over it and on the horn and is completely solid with no markings (ie basket weave ) and a slick seat. I paid $75.00 is this a good deal? There is a scraped place on the back side of the pommel but when you are sitting in it you can't tell any input?
Thanks it seems put together well and I had been looking for another saddle so I figured If I ride in it and don't like it I will post it on here for sale lol.southern trails GA if I don't like it you have first dibs lol. I am just not sure about the slick seat I have never ridden in one.
Oh and I also bought a pair of smbII in black for 10 and a leather grow with me foal halter for 8 I thought I did pretty decent
I'm not a huge fan of American Saddlery. I've found that their saddles are not the highest quality for their price. However, they usually sell for around $500, so the fact that it was marked down so much makes me question its soundness. Did you buy it new or used?
I think you did very well at that price. As long as the tree is perfect and the leather is not damaged or dried out, you will always be able to sell it for more then you paid if it doesn't fit you or your horse.
I love a slick seat and most of my saddles have been built that way. It is a more costly option on a saddle since it has to be made with a single matched piece of leather rather then several pieces that can be sewed together.