I need urgent advice about an older bob's reining saddle. Has anyone had any experience with a bob's saddle? What were your thoughts about them?
Here is the description of one that I am looking to buy:
Nice condition, older Bob's reining saddle. Has a 16" seat to the stitching and what I would call Regular QH bars(please see pictures to decide for yourself). This is an older Bob's and has the older maker mark. It has beautiful sterling overlay conchos and tips that are all in great condition. Has had some miles on it, the leather on the upper jockeys and fenders has gotten a little thinner with use. The owner hasn't used it in years and its just been sitting around in the dry Arizona weather so it really soaked up the Leather New I cleaned it with. A few inches of stitching has come out of the upper backside of the right fender(please see the picture), not a big deal but I like to mention these things. A few rubbed spots on the fleece along the edges. Marked with serial number B83 080. The skirts measure 28" and it weighs about 35lbs. Would be a perfect starter reining saddle or a great training saddle. The tree is sound and tight. Even with its age, still a striking saddle to look at!
What do you think of it?
Sorry for the long post but I need the best advice I can get.