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post #1 of 8 Old 12-01-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Western Saddles

What are good brands for western saddles. I am looking for a leather saddle, preferably a barrel saddle, but can be a trail or pleasure saddle also.

I am not willing to pay more then $300 dollars for a used saddle but I am just looking for brands right now.

Any suggestions??
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-01-2012, 03:38 PM
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Probably easier to post a review site, there are so many Brands

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-01-2012, 04:13 PM
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Good brands are Circle Y, Billy cook, Tex tan, Crates, teskeys, Corriente, some people like Dakotas as well,to name a few. If your willing to do the search you can find a good name brand used saddle. Do not my any saddle new for $300, they are loads of crap
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I can tell you right now your not going to find a decent saddle for under $300...new or used.

I like Double Js, Triple Creek, Running P....and some other popular brands are Circle Y, Billy Cooks, also crates (which you can buy them pretty cheap new).

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In that price range, an Abetta may be about as good as you'll get. They run about $400 new, but they aren't leather. Fairly sturdy, tho, light and easy to care for.

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Thanks! I have been looking on ebay as they are cheaper there!
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Thanks! I have been looking on ebay as they are cheaper there!
Even on E-bay you are unlikely to get a quality, leather saddle that comes from a reputable maker for what you want to pay. Most of the "great deals" you will find on E-bay at that price are going to be poorly made (to the point of risking safety and well-being of you/the horse) and of crap materiel.
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