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Grand Entry Saddlery
Grand Entry Western Training Saddle With Barb Wire Trim 17"
Western Miscellaneous

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Manufacturer: Grand Entry Saddlery (View all products by Grand Entry Saddlery)

Model: Grand Entry Western Training Saddle With Barb Wire Trim 17" (View all Grand Entry Western Training Saddle With Barb Wire Trim 17" reviews)

Category: Western Miscellaneous

Purchase: I've been on the lookout for a western training/everyday work saddle for some time now. I came across a new saddle being sold by Grand Entry Saddlery on Ebay for $325. I searched online for a review for this saddle but couldn't find anything helpful, so I decided to do a review myself. The saddlery does not have a website, they only sell through Ebay.

Likes: The saddle I purchased was built with full quarter horse bars, and fits my very wide and stocky mare nicely. It's also quite comfortable to ride in. The leather is soft, so breaking it in was a breeze. It appears to be built with a fiberglass tree which seems to be quite solid but is also lightweight for everyday use. The saddle also has barb wire tooling, which I thought was a nice touch, and made this saddle a little more eye appealing than its traditional plain counterparts. I also really like the shape if the skirt, it distributes the weight of the rider evenly across the horse's back and is cut out where the riders leg sits for close contact.

Dislikes: Unfortunately, I do have a few cons for this saddle. The large training D rings on the pommel were not screwed into the saddle all the way, the head of the screws stick out about 1/4". I tried to screw them in the rest of the way, but they just seemed to warp. They're definitely not going anywhere, but I'm worried something might catch on them. Also, the saddle came with a couple "silver" conchos. They're a low quality silver that based on past experience, will eventually tarnish or rust.

Quality: The saddle seems solidly built, and doesn't create hot spots on my horse's back. The leather is supple and has not shown signs of wear as of yet. I'm not crazy about the quality of the silver conchos, but let's face it, Im using this saddle for training, not the show ring. The D rings that hold the off billet, latigo, and breast collar are secured with solid metal rivets.

Summary: Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and am pleased with the overall quality of the saddle for the price. It's perfect for my needs. The most important thing is that it fits the horse properly and is comfortable to ride in, it definitely fits the bill.

Rating: 4

Author: RatherBeRiding

Date: 2014-12-17

Usefulness Rating: 3.22727 out of 5.
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