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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2014, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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"Lightly" ISO Western Saddle & Bit

Very very lightly searching right now. The funds aren't quite here yet, but figured I'd put out some feelers.

I'm looking for an American Made western saddle with Full QH Bars & 15 - 16" seat.
  • Barrel or Trail. I even like the old school slick/hard seats (I'm not opposed to roping/ranch style). Essentially looking for something with a deep seat & good pocket.
  • Brown
  • Cordura or completely leather. Sorry no full synthetic!
  • Round or short square skirt (for a very short-backed QH!)
  • Priced $400 or under
I don't mind something that has some cosmetic damage. Just nothing major that requires serious repairs.



I'm also looking for a 5" Jr. Cowhorse Bit like this:


Will look at similar ones as well, but no chain or wire.

Thanks for reading!
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Very very lightly searching right now. The funds aren't quite here yet, but figured I'd put out some feelers.

I'm looking for an American Made western saddle with Full QH Bars & 15 - 16" seat.
  • Barrel or Trail. I even like the old school slick/hard seats (I'm not opposed to roping/ranch style). Essentially looking for something with a deep seat & good pocket.
  • Brown
  • Cordura or completely leather. Sorry no full synthetic!
  • Round or short square skirt (for a very short-backed QH!)
  • Priced $400 or under
I don't mind something that has some cosmetic damage. Just nothing major that requires serious repairs.



I'm also looking for a 5" Jr. Cowhorse Bit like this:


Will look at similar ones as well, but no chain or wire.

Thanks for reading!
It will take me a couple of days to get you the pics, but I have a brand new, never been ridden western working saddle. I bought it for someone I hired to ride some horses and it turned out they had their own. I'll measure the seat and the bars, but if I recall correctly it's FQHB and I think 15 1/2 or 16" in the seat. It's from a local saddler and appears to be decently made. If I remember correctly (it's in a saddle bag in the tack room) it's light leather, might be rough out? Not sure on that one. It's been a couple of years.

Can't help you with the bit. I've got a couple that I accumulated over the years but nothing that looks like that.

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Don't dismiss Big Horn's all synthetic saddle. It's much like roughout leather for grip except it needs only a hosing down to clean it. The stirrup "leathers" are well made and strong. Round skirt and weighs in at around 20lbs.



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post #4 of 7 Old 12-01-2014, 12:51 PM
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I have a 15.5in King Series barrel saddle I am selling. I'm asking $400 shipping included. It's very comfortable it just doesn't fit my horse and I am more comfortable in a 16in seat. I can get more measurements and pictures if you're interested.

*Note: it does not come with the stirrups pictured but it does come with the off billet, leather latigo, and an extra nylon latigo it came with.*


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It will take me a couple of days to get you the pics, but I have a brand new, never been ridden western working saddle. I bought it for someone I hired to ride some horses and it turned out they had their own. I'll measure the seat and the bars, but if I recall correctly it's FQHB and I think 15 1/2 or 16" in the seat. It's from a local saddler and appears to be decently made. If I remember correctly (it's in a saddle bag in the tack room) it's light leather, might be rough out? Not sure on that one. It's been a couple of years.

Can't help you with the bit. I've got a couple that I accumulated over the years but nothing that looks like that.
That would be excellent! I'm not particular on the shade of leather just as long as it's not black. Rough-out is totally fine as well.

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Don't dismiss Big Horn's all synthetic saddle. It's much like roughout leather for grip except it needs only a hosing down to clean it. The stirrup "leathers" are well made and strong. Round skirt and weighs in at around 20lbs.
I'll keep that in mind Saddlebag. I have actually seen one & laid my hands on one before. I've just never been a huge synthetic fan, the cordura is even pushing it for me lol (I wouldn't even have that up there if I didn't have one currently I like well enough).

Phantomcolt - Is it an older made King Series saddle or newer? As the newer ones are not made in America. I can't vouch that the older ones were either, but I've seen some mixed reviews on them being made better.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-02-2014, 09:28 PM
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Phantomcolt - Is it an older made King Series saddle or newer? As the newer ones are not made in America. I can't vouch that the older ones were either, but I've seen some mixed reviews on them being made better.
I'm not quite sure. I personally haven't had any trouble with the saddle just my horse is getting older and his back changed shape so it doesn't fit anymore. It's a shame because it's so comfy just a smidge small for me.

I went out tonight to look and see if it said anything on it and of course my phone died before I could check too much. I was able to get a picture of the stamp and model number before my phone died. I'll check again tomorrow in the daylight.

If the pic shows up as an X just click the X and it should pop up in another window.


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Finally got around to getting pics of that saddle! It's actually more of a medium color than light, I remembered wrong, it's smooth, not rough out and has a padded seat. Jeez, good thing my life did not depend on that first recollection, I'd have been done for.

It's local maker, appears pretty well made, has a little tooling and a couple of conchos. It's a 16" seat & FQHB. Hubby tells me he's been using it to give little kids a ride when we have company, so it's not TOTALLY unused but never been used by an adult to really ride. I paid $400, would take $300 plus shipping for it.












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