Manufacturer: SaddleSmith (View all products by SaddleSmith)
Model: Connie Combs Barrel Saddle (View all Connie Combs Barrel Saddle reviews)
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: I received as a gift about a year ago. Just a random thing. It cost about $1000. brand new.
Likes: I love the seat. Its a turquoise ostrich with turquoise conchos. It has very very pretty floral pattern and the leather is GREAT quality. I also like that the back is a little higher without feeling "trapped". It also has stirrups that are a tad more forward than most saddles but not so much to say they are forward swung so its nice even for some trail riding. The horn is also turquoise which I love and its covered with a lacquer material that keeps it shiny and keeps the rawhide from getting scratched and scuffed.
Dislikes: The only thing I really dont like about it is the ugly stirrups. They are turquoise like the seat and thats a little bit cheesy, but thats an easy thing to change if you want to. They could also be a little more narrow on the sides for barrel racing. The seat is also a little hard to get used to because when the bicycle seat area ends its as hard as a brick...but at the same time it might be a good thing, because it makes you sit correctly. After riding a few times it didnt seem so bad anymore. Now it doesn't bother me at all.
Quality: Its great quality. The leather is wonderful and the rough out has yet to get slick on me. really easy to clean. I do find you have to tighten the concho's every couple of months. But none have ever fallen off.
Summary: I would recommend this saddle to anyone who wants to pay the price. Its been well worth it. Although I didnt pay the 1grand for it, I dont know if its worth THAT much, but I dont think any saddle is. Overall I love mine.
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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