Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Another vote of confidence for Corriente here. I've never rode in one of their barrel saddles, but me, my brother, and my Dad all have ranch saddles from them and couldn't be happier.
One bit of information for if you contact them that they may not mention (no scheming on their part, folks just don't generally think to mention it) is that roughout is cheaper than smooth leather and every bit of tooling costs money. So, if you are on a tight budget and don't mind a relatively plain looking saddle, you could probably get it full roughout (skirts and everything) cheaper than one like you posted earlier with the basket weave tooling on the skirts.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/