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    12-02-2010, 09:31 AM
What's this saddle worth? *Pic heavy*

I am looking for a new reining saddle. As soon as I find one that fits my horse and me, I will be selling this one, and would like an idea of value, since I am debating trading it. I bought it last spring (new) at Stagecoach West. It is a Rocking R, but has the stagecoach "Bar J" on the seat plate instead of the Rocking R. Marked Rocking R on the cinch holder thingy (sorry-don't know the name of it!)

It is a 17", FQHB, and they told me it was a reining saddle. It is more of a training model, I think, altho it does have butterfly skirts.

It is in nearly new shape, since the horse was in training all summer and I only started using it this fall. I paid $1800 for it.

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    12-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Looks to be their 2380 training model. I paid $500 for my husband's Rocking R association roping saddle used. And it looks to me as if you can buy your saddle new for $982.90
15" 16" 17" Rocking R Training Saddle rr2380
I love Rocking R saddles and think they will only keep increasing in value as their name gets out there.
    12-03-2010, 10:04 AM
I know. Have already checked it out. Have been offered $600 on trade, which is not bad. Just feel a bit stupid since the place I bought it from (a very well known tack shop) sold it to me as a reining saddle, and towts how good they are at fitting. Fits the horse great! But is for someone with a much bigger caboose than I! Plus, they sold it to me for over $1500! Hmmm. Guess we live and learn.
    12-03-2010, 10:16 AM
Have you went back and talked to them about it not being what they told you it was? I would definitely let them know I was not pleased even if that is all the action that I could take.
    12-03-2010, 10:26 AM
I have.emailed tham-we will see what they say. Pretty disappointed to say the least
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    12-03-2010, 07:10 PM
WOw very nice!

I have a 15" big horn reining saddle.... That my butt is a little to small for....
    12-03-2010, 07:55 PM
It ereally is a comfy saddle, just not what I thought it was. They did answer my email, and will refund my entire purchase price, which is a total surprise. They told me it was not the trainer, blah blah, and told me it was custom.....well, I sent them the link of the 2380, and yeah, not totally identical (mine has a smooth leather seat, full tooling) but still. So, I am happy, and the search for a repacement has accelerated astronomically. I have to send this back soon, and....if I find nothing else, I will be riding bareback! Lol
    12-04-2010, 12:14 AM
I am so happy to hear that!!! Woohoo!! Have fun saddle shopping! If you like the Rocking R saddles they do have a website and nice saddles :)
    12-04-2010, 08:14 AM
I know-pleasant surprise! I have a used Rocking R reiner on its way....then perhaps a new Crates or Wenger Custom.....hmmmm......
    12-04-2010, 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I know-pleasant surprise! I have a used Rocking R reiner on its way....then perhaps a new Crates or Wenger Custom.....hmmmm......
Good for you and great customer service for the company that sold you the trainer as a reiner!

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