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post #1 of 6 Old 12-15-2014, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Buford 153 saddle decent? What's it worth?

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Help! My daughter has been showing hunter/jumper in small shows. But now she wants to do some trail riding in a western saddle, as well as do 4H Western. Saw this Buford 153 saddle for sale, but I know absolutely nothing about the brand, type, etc... I do know she needs approx. a 16 inch seat. Are they decent saddles for what she needs, is it worth $300? Any information would be much appreciated!
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They're fine and $300 is probably a decent price.

A 16" seat is what the average adult male rides. Not sure if that will be too large for your daughter. Or if the stirrup leathers will come up enough for her even if she fits the seat.
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They are good saddles.

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Western saddles are measured much differently than english saddles. A 15" western is about the same seat as a 17" english.
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Bufords are excellent saddles. Well made. I have an older 14" Buford for sale for $300.00. It's listed on here in the tack for sale section. PM me if you'd like more info.
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I bought that exact saddle used about 15 years ago for $350 Canadian. Was my main saddle for 10 years, and the only damage it has sustained has been aesthetic due to my lending it out and people abusing it. The tree and all original parts are still in excellent condition. Nice saddle.
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