I have been looking for a saddle for about two months now and have found this Corriente on Craigslist 15" Corriente Roping Saddle. What do you think of it? I also wanted to know if they are a good quality brand, or if you would recommend any other brand. I don't have a ton of money and $800 would probably be all I could afford.
That is about what that saddle goes for new and shipped to you. For the price they are good saddles but if you are not interested in a team roping saddle specifically look at their website and give them a call if you find something you like better. Also note that all of their saddles are on Full QH bars(if I remember right).
I have a corriente roping saddle I love it. Bought it used also from a friend it is 10 yrs old trophy saddle.. Last yr bought my daughter a new barrel saddle from them n she loves it :) once we got it everyone was amazed with the quality for the price. Also a really good friend ropes n wife barrel races and both ride in high end saddles (billy cook Santa Fe) and said if they ever get a new saddle they would get a corriente. They are really good saddles and also made in US :) Posted via Mobile Device
Corrientes are fine starter saddles. They are usually solid and built pretty well, they are a factory made saddle, so they may have minor flaws here and there but overall they are great for a starter saddle for everyday riding. Looks like its in good condition to me.
When you call them you will talk to the people that make them and they r very nice.. And yes you can get a new one for that price or cheaper :) for my daughters it cost $550 shipped to my door and it came w a really cool hat lol that was to Indiana Posted via Mobile Device
I have one that I love. Like mentioned, they are very nice quality for the price. The only downside has been mentioned: they only make 7" gullets, so if you don't have a wide horse, they probably won't be the company for you.
I have a barrel saddle that I use for trail riding and enjoy, so I can't speak for their ranch saddles. The user Smrobs uses one for ranch work and she is a big advocate for them.