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countrylove 06-06-2014 02:45 PM

western saddlery saddles
 
I have a western saddlery saddle. I was able to find their website but they give no information on what and how the saddles are made, etc... I'm going to email them with pictures so see if they can tell me about it since they are a small custom saddle maker, hopefully they'll remember it. So my question is: what is your experience with these saddles? Does anyone have any info on them at all? It was really hard to find the website and doesn't seem to be a very popular brand.
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SouthernTrails 06-06-2014 02:53 PM

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There is a Western Saddlery in New Zealand.

There used to be a Western Saddlery out of California I think was the state, but I think they went out of Business.

There is a Western Saddlery Company out of NC, but that is there name only and they sell all kinds of stuff.

There is a Western Saddlrey someone where in Canada and they sell Saddles made in India from what others have told me.

But, if you find another one let me know, people are always emailing me asking if I made a Western Saddlery Brand... nope not me, just a website name :lol::lol:


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countrylove 06-06-2014 02:57 PM

JR Wenger - Custom Saddles and Tack

This was the only site I found. Interesting to know about the others. How could I identify which one it is? I can take and post some pictures here shortly. I'm thinking India made honestly but I'm not a good judge of leather either.
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SouthernTrails 06-06-2014 03:01 PM

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Picture may help... I can usually spot an Import a mile away, if it is the company that went out of business they are good Saddles....



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countrylove 06-06-2014 03:34 PM

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9hc5evmr.jpg

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...psduq2jnbw.jpg

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...psc46bmnhd.jpg

Don't mind the saddle pad ;) we are in the midst of finding a better one, same for cinch. Its been one of those trial and error deals finding tack that properly fits.

I'll try to get a better pic of the makers mark (#3). I got a 4 month old DD so its hard to run out to the tack shed and get good pictures. If none of these are good I can get better ones at nap time.
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countrylove 06-06-2014 03:39 PM

And thanks for all the help :)
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SouthernTrails 06-06-2014 03:40 PM

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That is the Metal Tag 90% of the ones I have seen have on them.

I believe they are Imports, but they are better quality than most Saddles from India.

I had a company for Kanpur India send me a free saddle once to look at, it too was very nice leather (for water buffalo) and actually had a wood tree in it, one of the few I have ever seen with a solid wood tree

Told him I did not want it, but he sent it anyhow, then bugged me for years to order some :lol::lol:

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smrobs 06-06-2014 03:44 PM

Just from those pictures, it doesn't appear to be terrible quality...but I'm not a fan of the fit. It's very long for your horse and sits very far back on his loins. That would be better if it was scooted forward just a bit, but it also appears to really perch on the top of his back instead of sitting down on it like a good saddle should IMHO.

countrylove 06-06-2014 03:45 PM

I figured it was import. I really like the look and the seat but can feel the tree at my thighs so not sure how comfortable it'll be yet. I haven't gotten a good look at the tree yet but I'm fairly certain its fiberglass or something of the likes. Its a very light weight saddle for its size. What would this saddle cost new and resale/used?
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countrylove 06-06-2014 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by smrobs (Post 5539538)
Just from those pictures, it doesn't appear to be terrible quality...but I'm not a fan of the fit. It's very long for your horse and sits very far back on his loins. That would be better if it was scooted forward just a bit, but it also appears to really perch on the top of his back instead of sitting down on it like a good saddle should IMHO.

I 100% agree and every saddle I've tried (25-30 different types and sizes) sits the same way. Just perched there... Bothers me to no end. I wasn't riding in the picture so its not properly positioned either. I was just playing around with fit and trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to do about saddle fit since its seeming impossible. If I post some better pictures of the saddle on with no pad could someone tell me the issue I'm having. Its with all saddles too not just this one. I also want something shorter but Arab saddles are really hard to find and obviously since fit is constantly an issue I don't want to order online. How will the length effect my horse? We only pleasure ride at the walk with 5-10 mins of trotting for an hour 4-5x a week so she's not worked hard oh and its on the flat too.
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