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post #1 of 9 Old 01-16-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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looking for a new western saddle, suggestions?

im looking for a new western saddle that im able to rope from. Im going to mainly be using it for ranch work and the ranch horse team im on at school. Is there anywhere you suggest to look for ordering a saddle at a decent price? I was hoping to stick to something simple, costing no more than 600 but prefferably more like 400-500 or less if possible.

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I like Rider's Choice saddles if you're going to order online. Jerry is the owner and is great about communicating with the buyer. He has an eBay store and you should be able to get a roping saddle within your budget from there.

You could also look for a good used name brand saddle. In that price range you should be able to find something of quality.

Whatever you do, STAY AWAY from saddleonline.com and similar stores that sell "all leather saddles" for alarmingly low prices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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I like Rider's Choice saddles if you're going to order online. Jerry is the owner and is great about communicating with the buyer. He has an eBay store and you should be able to get a roping saddle within your budget from there.

You could also look for a good used name brand saddle. In that price range you should be able to find something of quality.

Whatever you do, STAY AWAY from saddleonline.com and similar stores that sell "all leather saddles" for alarmingly low prices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

We got a synthetic saddle for my gma from saddleonline.com
Just curious but did you have problems with them or the saddles?

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I have a corriente roper and love it. Also when you order you talk to the person that makes ur saddle if not his wife.. They r made in New Mexico so still in US :)
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I like Rider's Choice saddles if you're going to order online. Jerry is the owner and is great about communicating with the buyer. He has an eBay store and you should be able to get a roping saddle within your budget from there.

You could also look for a good used name brand saddle. In that price range you should be able to find something of quality.

Whatever you do, STAY AWAY from saddleonline.com and similar stores that sell "all leather saddles" for alarmingly low prices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
I just tried to look up Rider's Choice saddle on ebay and I got no options??

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also, im in college so I will be ordering offline. Not my first choice, but I don't really have one at the moment. Lol

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Hm, perhaps they've moved from eBay. I have Jerry's email at home, I'll see if I can get in contact when I get home.

As to saddleonline.com, a friend of mine ordered a saddle from there and had the tree break while trail riding. Their saddles are made with low quality leather, rigging, trees, and everything else. A synthetic saddle that is getting only light use may be okay, but I would NEVER rope or do any other "work" in a saddle from there. Trees are too low quality, and the rigging isn't secure either. Super dangerous.
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throne on grey horse is my roper.
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I'd check out pawn shops and local ads for good used roping saddles.

Please make sure you get one with a rawhide or bullhide covered tree. That is the easiest way to make sure your saddle won't come apart when you dally to something.
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