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    07-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Tough 1 barrel saddle, Corriente barrel saddle?

I'm trading my roping saddle for a barrel saddle, and I have two people who are interested.

The first is a 15" Tough 1 barrel saddle that looks pretty nice, but I don't know much about the brand. I'm looking to find out about the quality?

The second is a 16" Corriente barrel saddle which I haven't seen pictures of yet. I've rode in one or two and I like them pretty well. Does anyone have opinions on these?

I'm basically trying to decide which one would be best, and if the Tough 1 were my only option is it an okay saddle to have.

I'll try to post pictures of the Tough 1 saddle. Also, I take barrel lessons in a 14.5" saddle, and feel alright, maybe a little small, and my roping saddle is a 16" and I feel fine. So should both fit alright?

And if any of this doesn't make sense, I'm sorry I'm on painkillers from surgery lol.
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    07-12-2013, 02:24 PM
I don't have a Tough 1 saddle, but I've used other stuff from Tough 1 and its incredibly cheap cruddy quality.
I'd steer clear from the saddle, it's probably India made and bad quality.
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    07-12-2013, 03:33 PM
Check this out. Barrel Saddles:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If I where You I'd run from that Tough One barrel saddle. The barrels you'll be running around are probably better constructed and be worth more.

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    07-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Thank you! I'll probably get the Corriente then! Thank y'all :)
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    07-12-2013, 11:27 PM
We have a corriente, and love it.
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    07-12-2013, 11:56 PM
I'm just waiting on pictures of it!
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    07-13-2013, 03:47 AM
We actually have two corrientes, a roper trophy, and a custom barrel saddle.
Both are nice saddles, please post the pics of the one you're looking at when you can.
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    07-13-2013, 10:09 AM
She will hopfully send me some today!
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    07-13-2013, 01:09 PM

Okay here's pictures of the 16" Corriente. The leather looks like it could use a good conditioning but other than that what do y'all think?
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    07-13-2013, 01:15 PM
From what I know of Tough-1 and having a Corriente barrel saddle myself, I would always choose the Corriente. They're wonderful quality for their price. That seat looks more padded than mine, but the only thing is that their barrel saddles aren't as high-cantled and snug as something like Circle Y would make. Mine has a very broad, flat seat and lower cantle compared to other barrel saddles. I still really like it, just mentioning that.

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