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        06-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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        06-14-2014, 06:58 PM
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    Trained
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    I'm just starting out in barrels and poles and I'm looking at a Double T and I don't know if I should buy one. Could any one help me out?
    Pass and find something older by a well-known maker.

    My best friend just got an Action Saddle Co saddle for her birthday and her grandma paid $200 for it. It's in great shape, is already broken in, and will last a long time.
         
        06-23-2014, 01:40 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Abby1234    
    I'm just starting out in barrels and poles and I'm looking at a Double T and I don't know if I should buy one. Could any one help me out?
    Don't! You will spend more $$ on chiropractor visits and end up getting rid of it! And you will still end up having to purchase a new saddle. Go with a billy cook, they make awesome barrel saddles. Just because it's cheap does not mean it's quality. You could find a used, well made saddle on eBay for a steal!
         
        07-01-2014, 10:26 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I bought a double T awhile back. It was a "gaited roping" saddle with full quarter bars (so, not really gaited). It had a cut out dropped D and really narrow roping stirrups. I was very naive to the gaited world at the time and needed a cheap saddle (bought it on ebay). I absolutely despise the thing. The dropped D is not well designed, the stirrups I had to replace, the fenders make it so I can't shorten my stirrups enough, and the stirrup leathers are ruining the leather on the dropped D. Not to mention it doesn't fit gaited horses well (although it fits a huge QH wonderfully with the full QH bars). From my experience, I wouldn't recommend a Double T. But take in mind, this is a weirdly designed saddle and I'm sure they would design barrel saddles in a way that makes much more sense.
         
        07-07-2014, 10:36 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by mlkarel2010    
    I bought a double T awhile back. It was a "gaited roping" saddle with full quarter bars (so, not really gaited). It had a cut out dropped D and really narrow roping stirrups. I was very naive to the gaited world at the time and needed a cheap saddle (bought it on ebay). I absolutely despise the thing. The dropped D is not well designed, the stirrups I had to replace, the fenders make it so I can't shorten my stirrups enough, and the stirrup leathers are ruining the leather on the dropped D. Not to mention it doesn't fit gaited horses well (although it fits a huge QH wonderfully with the full QH bars). From my experience, I wouldn't recommend a Double T. But take in mind, this is a weirdly designed saddle and I'm sure they would design barrel saddles in a way that makes much more sense.
    From my understanding, their quality has increased in recent years. I do agree though that they are probably better at simpler saddles rather than the more complicated gaited saddles.
         

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