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post #11 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 01:22 AM
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I wish I owned part of that company! I just really like a well made saddle that doesn't cost two months pay.

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post #12 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 08:24 AM
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Check my avatar - Corriente.
Hmmmm... I thought YOU are all about Dakota saddles?!



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I wish I owned part of that company! I just really like a well made saddle that doesn't cost two months pay.
How much are they? I couldn't find it anywhere on their website...



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post #14 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 09:05 AM
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LOL, Val. I do like the Dakota saddle but when I needed a new saddle, I looked at the Corriente and was very impressed. Kevin from SouthernTrails also puts out a well made but affordable saddle.

I don't know what the new prices are but they used to be in the $600 - $800 range. Mine was a little more due to the extras I had done. There are a lot of saddles that don't cost nearly as much as a Circle Y but are much better better made if you know where to look.

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I don't know what the new prices are but they used to be in the $600 - $800 range.
Wow! That's a very good price range for the quality. I wish saddlery here would carry them.

P.S. I'm not the biggest fan of Circle Y, it didn't fit my butt well. :)



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The reason they are so inexpensive is that they are sold by the maker and they cut out all the middlemen and the tack shops. BTW, those prices include shipping.

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The reason they are so inexpensive is that they are sold by the maker and they cut out all the middlemen and the tack shops. BTW, those prices include shipping.
See, that's the problem. I never buy tack on internet, because I'm not sure how it'll fit my horse and my own back. And I'm really picky about it. So it's safer to pay more but get what will fit and work for sure. :) I still think those are great saddles! May be if I'll be visiting the area one day.... Lol!



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You really can't beat leather, especially if that is what you really want. It lasts way longer (for a lifetime for some people lol) Just remember, when you are looking at a saddle, ask the buyer for measurements and what kind of horses the saddle has fit prior to it being put up for sale. Do you know what kind of tree your mare takes? A professional saddle fitter can always help. If you really look (especially on places like craigslist) you can find a nice leather saddle for $200 or less. Sometimes, they are even brand name. Good luck!

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Corriente quoted me $860 for a fully tooled wade saddle in any size up to 17 including half sizes, in any tooling pattern I wanted, and with any combination of tooling and roughout including shipping. And if the saddle didn't fit me or my horse for any reason all I had to do was pay the return shipping and he would take it back and send me a new one that did fit, best deal I can find besides my new/used saddle, now I just have to finish school and convince my wife that I really do NEED 2 saddles
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I talked to Corriente Saddles last week they quoted me $650 for their association saddles 3/4 breed. Add $25 for a 17", plus a $10 handlers fee shipped to my door. That is an excellent deal for a brand new well made saddle. I have picked the saddle I want and have added in a few extras that cost a small amount more. I am planning on ordering it as soon as I sell my older saddle.

If that is more money than you are looking to spend I would look used. I thought I had found a saddle I really liked, I rode in it for two years. Then my dad bought a brand new Rocking T (greenville, Texas) saddle for $500 from someone here local. Now I hate my saddle and only use his, my opinion has changed on what I like in a saddle. My dad will probably keep that saddle for the rest of his life, because he has owned many saddles in his life he waited until he found the right one.
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