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    08-28-2012, 09:07 PM
Wade saddle. Good or Bad?

So I have been looking around on Ebey and found this saddle:

But I really don't know anything about saddles and if they are good or bad. Quick replies would be awesome because if it is a steal I want to buy it! Thanks for looking!

And if anyone could guess the weight of this saddle that would be cool.
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    08-28-2012, 09:31 PM

Wade Saddle are working/roping Saddles, but make good trail Saddles too.

The Brand New 700.00 to 800.00 Ebay Wades are Junk, even some of the 1,000.00 ones are questionable.

A good Wade Saddle will cost between 1,800.00 and 4,000.00, depemding on Tooling, Quality of Leather, Etc.

    08-28-2012, 10:54 PM
The leather on the fenders scares me a little.
    08-28-2012, 10:58 PM
That picture shows a saddle with a lot of great tooling and little else.
A Wade saddle is a type of tree. I think the first one was made by some friend of Bill or Tom Dorrance, if I remember correctly. And it was so liked that the tree was repeated and copied. Now there are many makers who make "Wade" type western saddles.

Look at McCall Wades. They are lovely. I would LOVE to have a "Lady Wade" by McCall.
    08-28-2012, 11:49 PM
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At 129.99 for a new saddle I'd be afraid. That's even cheap for a synthetic saddle.
    08-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Here's a nice one. Just a bit over 3,000$

    08-29-2012, 12:19 AM
Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    

Wade Saddle are working/roping Saddles, but make good trail Saddles too.

The Brand New 700.00 to 800.00 Ebay Wades are Junk, even some of the 1,000.00 ones are questionable.

A good Wade Saddle will cost between 1,800.00 and 4,000.00, depending on Tooling, Quality of Leather, Etc.

Generally speaking, I agree. 99% of those "new" saddles that are sold on Ebay are made in Pakistan or India and are complete and utter pieces of crap.

The only exception to the price for a good one that STGA mentioned is Corriente. I don't know how much their Wade saddles run but I ride in one of their Association saddles (as does my brother) and I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better quality saddle for the price. They might at least be worth looking into if you're wanting a good working quality saddle on a budget, but I can pretty much guarantee you won't find a good heavy duty working saddle (made for heavy work like roping and dragging) for the price range you seem to be looking in. My saddle from them was $687, shipping included, and I couldn't be happier with it.

    08-29-2012, 12:31 AM
Okay, I just went and browsed Ebay until I found the saddle you're looking at.
Western natural roper wade Hand carved Tan suede seat15" Saddle | eBay

Run away as fast as you possibly can. I would be ashamed to use that as decoration on my front fence. I wouldn't torture a horse I despised by putting that saddle on them.
    08-29-2012, 12:42 AM
^^^ Stop holding back. How do you REALLY feel?

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    08-29-2012, 12:49 AM

buying saddle, saddle help

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