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post #1 of 6 Old 03-29-2008, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think of this saddle?Help!

What can you tell me about the brand? Good or bad?I am looking at one but I am not sure if it is the Circle Y brand Chisholm or not,
What would you pay for this saddle. She said she paid over a thousand. She is offering it for 600$ firm.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-29-2008, 01:53 PM
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I don't know about $600. In all honesty, you could do better for that much. I also sincerely doubt that she paid over a thousand unless she bought it a long time ago. It looks like something people might have shown in maybe 10 years ago or more. I once owned something that looked similar, and it was a show saddle from the 1980's.

What would you be planning do do with it - trails, shows, training, lessons, gymkhana?

In my opinion it wouldn't be bad for trails and lessons but I'd worry about the skirt lengths if you intended it for showing and training for show.

I will always advocate the Royal King roughout training saddles. They're well made and they feel great, also they fit most any stock type horse very well. I think the best price I've ever seen them for is on ebay actually, and it's where I got mine. This is just an example of one, they're about $500 each. ROYAL KING ROUGHOUT TRAINING SADDLE 15.5" SUEDE SEAT

Of course, you can find all kinds of saddles, new and used on there as well. The Royal King is suitable to use training for show, on trails, and for any western riding you would want to do outside the show pen, but there are saddles made specifically for trail riding that would be more comfortable on long rides. Also if you were into speed events like barrels, synthetic saddles are often the best because they're so flexible and light - they are also built differently from other western saddles. I'd recommend looking around for a while before you make your decision. Some people will always try to take advantage of saddle buyers so oddly enough you will usually find the most honest deals online.

You can also try searching on Chicks Saddlery. They have some good stuff too.
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Thank you for your info.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-30-2008, 08:59 AM
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bumble26 i have a saddle that looks just like that one. and i paid 1800.00 for it 4or 5 yrs ago It was made in north dakota , ill have to look at the name on it again . But if i was needing an all around saddle id pay 600. anytime for it but just make sure it is solid and good leather its hard to tell how good the leather is in a pic for me anyway . but the one i have is very well made and looks almost exactly like that pic . and i use it almost daily . I have 2 saddles that are used everyday here and i use them for all different types of work . from training to just all around casual rideing and on several different horses
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-30-2008, 06:17 PM
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Royal King saddles are great. I actually went to tack sale today and they had about a dozen Royal Kings (exaggeration), brand new and used. One of them was just like that one on E-bay and it sold for $200 (new) at the auction and afew more for 150(used) and 175(new). One of the buyers let me admire the saddle after they bought it and I was impressed. The flocking was nice and there were no rough or hard patches.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-30-2008, 07:48 PM
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I'm a fan of circle Y.... i've ridden in quit a few of them and I've liked them
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