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    03-30-2011, 01:43 PM
  #1
Foal
Is this saddle worth this?

I'll admit I know ZERO about western saddles really. But I e-mailed Tucker's owner asking if she would consider selling his western saddle. It's a tad big for me but the most important thing is it fits HIM.

It's a Rocking R saddle? I don't have a picture of it, it's used but was in good condition.

Kind of looked like this one, I know it was a rocking R and was similar color to this one.



She wants $300 for the saddle/bridle/pad. Good deal?
     
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    03-30-2011, 02:08 PM
  #2
Showing
Rocking R saddles are excellent middle of the road saddles and if the saddle is in good condition, depending on the model, $300 is well below market price.

They are made in the US and of good quality. Taken care of, they can last you a life time. Average retail on a new one go up to ~$1,500 but the normal selling price is in the $1,000 - $1,200 range without a bridle and pad.
     
    03-30-2011, 02:10 PM
  #3
Foal
I work at a tack store so I'll tell you what I know. First off, I've heard that a used saddle can go for around 60% of it's original price. I'm not sure how accurate that is - it's just something I've heard. I don't know anything about Rocking R saddles, but I did a quick google search and it looks like they're going from anywhere around $1000-$2000 new. I figure it's probably a decent saddle if it's going for this price.

I would say go for it. $300 is a really good deal if the saddle is in good condition, and if it were me, the knowledge that it's going to fit my horse would be reason enough. Plus you don't have to worry about buying a bridle and saddle pad, which actually adds up pretty fast!

Maybe if you get a chance, I would just look it over before you buy it - make sure all the stitching looks good and that the leather is fairly soft/supple and in pretty good condition. :)
     
    03-30-2011, 02:23 PM
  #4
Foal
It's my new horse's current saddle. It's a tad big for me but I KNOW it fits him and I've ridden in it before so..
     
    04-10-2011, 10:09 AM
  #5
Foal
Excellent deal. I just paid $2000 yesterday for new tack, the works. Saddle, bridle, bit, reins, pad, etc. And none of it was top of the line, but not bottom of the barrel either. If you like the way the saddle feels and it fits your horse then go for it. That is super cheap! Lol

ETA: I'd rather have a saddle a bit big for me than too small.
     
    04-10-2011, 01:14 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I would want my saddle to fit my butt also
     
    04-13-2011, 09:40 AM
  #7
KAB
Foal
Add a sheepskin seat saver and that will take up the extra space.
     

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