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post #1 of 16 Old 09-28-2010, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Reining saddles... Are these any good?

I was going to get one custom-made, but that's not really feasible at this point in time.

I'm looking for something for both practice and show.



STALLION HAVANA BROWN WESTERN REINING SHOW SADDLE 16 - eBay (item 190448682646 end time Oct-04-10 15:31:34 PDT)

15 16 17 Premium Tan Western Reining Horse Saddle Tack - eBay (item 360303120754 end time Oct-01-10 17:07:50 PDT)

Rick's Heritage Saddlery - Dakota Reiner, Western



The first one doesn't have the tree I'm looking for, but they have a LOT of them so I messaged them and asked if they had it with a different tree size. The third one doesn't say anything about the tree size, so I'll have to find out about that.
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Whats your price range? Are you actually looking to rein? There have been some pretty decent looking higher end used saddles going off under $500
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Whats your price range? Are you actually looking to rein? There have been some pretty decent looking higher end used saddles going off under $500
Yep, I'm looking to rein. My limit is about $750, but the cheaper the better. It needs to have regular QH bars and a 15-16" seat.
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Hmm...if you don't mind vintage this thing is pretty nice looking. Original Potts Longhorn Reining Saddle Used & Perfect - eBay (item 360303459472 end time Sep-29-10 20:15:08 PDT)

From what I have read, Potts-Longhorn and Billy Cook were the same brand at the time this saddle would have been made. Anything with the Billy Cook label was their higher end model...anything lower was the Potts/Longhorn. Looks to be a solid saddle. The stallion ones scare me because there are so many of them listed. Ill keep looking!
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Hmm...if you don't mind vintage this thing is pretty nice looking. Original Potts Longhorn Reining Saddle Used & Perfect - eBay (item 360303459472 end time Sep-29-10 20:15:08 PDT)

From what I have read, Potts-Longhorn and Billy Cook were the same brand at the time this saddle would have been made. Anything with the Billy Cook label was their higher end model...anything lower was the Potts/Longhorn. Looks to be a solid saddle. The stallion ones scare me because there are so many of them listed. Ill keep looking!
I do like the look of that one, but it's too wide for my mare : /

I was thinking the same thing about the Stallion saddles. Oh well... it's too wide, anyway.
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This one is a bit out of your price range but it is like brand new. Beautiful Circle Y Used 16" Circle Y Western Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads

Heres a Billy Cook. Again, a bit pricy at $600 but people on these sites are always willing to bargain. Looks to be in tip top shape Used 15.5" Billy Cook Western Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads

Oh Mama! A Crates that is just stunning! Used 16" Crates Western Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads

Dakota...good price, pretty saddle. Not sure its a reiner...sure looks it! Used 16" Dakota Western Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads
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Thanks so much! Unfortunately most of those are still too wide... but I do like the last one!
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Hmm...Like 6" gullet?
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Hmm...Like 6" gullet?
Sorry, I meant the first one - not the last one. Anything between 6" and 6 3/4" should work fine. But 7" is definitely too wide...
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Big horns are usually a 6 - 6 1/2 and are super comfy. Heres one Used 16" Big Horn Western Saddle for Sale - FREE Ads


Mine is a pleasure saddle, all of their saddles are made on a similar tree with a 6" gullet. Mine fits a variety.
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