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post #1 of 23 Old 05-24-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Barrel Saddles:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I recently bought a barrel saddle, a Tough-1, an I thought it was a good brand. But, I've heard good and bad thing about them. Thoughts on this brand?? And what would be the best brand to get for cheap?
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-24-2012, 08:44 PM
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Never heard of the brand, but your best bet on a cheaper saddle would be a used name brand saddle. Circle Y, tex tan, billy cook might be in your price range when they are used. I know we all want a new saddle, but when it comes down to it dont skimp out on a saddle, go used brand name. Your horse will thank you. Acheap saddle is cheap for a reason
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If you're wanting to keep a low budget but still buy a high quality saddle I would look into KO Trading..My sister and I both have a KO custom barrel saddle, you customize the whole saddle....Customized and shipped it's like a little over $800, and an awesome saddle. There are pictures of my saddle and my sister's saddle in an album on my profile..
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I've also heard that Corriente saddles are very nice..I personally haven't ever ridden in one but they have really good reviews..
https://corrientesaddleco.com/


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Acheap saddle is cheap for a reason
Not so with the KO saddles and a Corriente..
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Corriente is a good brand. I've never ridden in one of their barrel saddles, but I have one of their ranch saddles (and I know a lot of other folks that have ranch saddles from them) and I am very happy with mine.

I can't imagine their barrel saddles being worse quality than their other styles.

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I hve a Dakota barrel racer and I got it brand new for $600. Really a nice saddle as well.
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I have a circle y "the proven"...it's an awesome saddle.
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My daughter rides in a Double J Lynn McKenzie Special. Super nice saddle :)
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The retail price of a saddle usually reflects it's quality. The quality extends through the whole saddle which means the tree to even the smallest hardware. Nails and staples should be blued so they don't interact with the leather. Screws that hold the skirts in the gullet should be brass. The leather can be chosen from various parts of the animal. Cheaper saddles will use the cheaper areas, the best being the uppermost part of the back graduating down to the belly. The hides also comes in various qualities and thicknesses. Tannage comes in to play. The better saddles use good north american vegetable tanned hides. Asian hides are urine tanned and are of inferior quality. I have a Simco roping saddle that was made about 1958. Simco used all the finest materials on that saddle and it's still in good using condition. The only repair was restitching a few inches on the stirrups. I rarely see a saddle of this quality today.
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Thank you!

[QUOTE=DrumRunner;1515513]If you're wanting to keep a low budget but still buy a high quality saddle I would look into KO Trading..My sister and I both have a KO custom barrel saddle, you customize the whole saddle....Customized and shipped it's like a little over $800, and an awesome saddle. There are pictures of my saddle and my sister's saddle in an album on my profile..
Build Your Own Barrel Racer Saddle

I've also heard that Corriente saddles are very nice..I personally haven't ever ridden in one but they have really good reviews..
https://corrientesaddleco.com/

Thank you so much! I have two barrel horses now and I need another saddle! I actually have a Tough-1 saddle, and it's holding up pretty well, but I use it on my slower horse. Kind of scared to put it on my faster horse lol
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Not so with the KO saddles and a Corriente..
im talking about if you are buying a new saddle that is $250 new, we have a problem.
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