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    02-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Question What is the best reining saddle?

Hey everyone,

I currently own a barrel racing saddle but I am thinking of selling or part- exchanging it and getting a reining saddle.
Where I ride everybody says Billie Cook saddles are the best. Are they really?

Thanks for your help,

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    02-12-2010, 09:22 PM
I am also looking for a reining saddle in Canada. I don't really like Billy cooks there all factory made. Look and bobs custom saddles!
    02-12-2010, 09:54 PM
What is your price range?? Are you open to a used saddle??

You can pick up a nice used saddle from about $1000 on up. For the price Saddle Smith saddle are quite nice especially the older ones.

I would stay away from brands like Saddle Y and such. They are the low end of stock saddles and are not that good in comparison to the many of the others.

Bobs are nice but tend to be on the wide side. They are also more of a production saddle until you get into the higher end.

There are so many different ones even with in each brand. If you have access to a trainer who has multiple saddle to try that is the best way to go.
    02-13-2010, 07:59 AM
Thank you both for your quick replies. I will follow nrhareiners advice and ask my trainer to try various saddles.
Tasia, I hope you find the saddle you want :)
    02-14-2010, 03:09 PM
I like billy cook, I own a billy cook barrel racing saddle. Mine was not factoory made. It was specially made for me. It fits my horse nicely, it looks really nice! And it's quite comfortable.
    02-17-2010, 01:59 PM
Billy Royal, RS, Rocking R, Billy Cook, Cayuse, JR Wenger, KO Trading, Hubers, Steve Flick, JR Wenger, Kathy's Show Equipment www.ShowHorseSupplies.com, older Circle Y reiners, Pards, Sean Ryon, Roo-Hide, Marty Byrd (Bird?) in Ada Oklahoma, www.lesonsaddles.com, Fronteir , Bandalero Enterprises, Cactus.

All of those have been recommended at on time as reiner / trainer brands to consider.
    02-18-2010, 12:42 PM
My friend has a gorgeous Rocking R Reining saddle for sale:
16" seat
Dark Oil
Montana Silversmith silver
Great condition.

PM me if you are interested.
    02-18-2010, 08:55 PM
Billy Cooks are well made wether they are factory made or not. They are definitely not junk that's for sure. The billy cook reiners are really nice and comfortable I have found. We ride in Billy Cooks and find they fit everything nicely.
    02-18-2010, 11:08 PM
I apoligize for saying what I know. Anyways I am glad you have found an alternive.
    02-19-2010, 04:51 AM
I have been looking at a pullman Grischa Ludwig Pro Reiner saddle. Does anyone own one or have any experience with a pullman saddle?

barrel racing, billie cook, reining, saddles, western

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