Horse Tack Review


American Saddlery
Arizona Rancher
Roping Saddles

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Manufacturer: American Saddlery
Model: Arizona Rancher
Category: Roping Saddles

Purchase: I purchased this saddle from a local tack shop for a little over a $1000.00; I had been wanting a Wade/ A-Fork for a while now after riding in mostly cutting saddles and I saw it and was immediately impressed by the quality. So I walked away did some research and went back and bought after comparing it to other Wade/ A-Fork saddles. I have purchased many saddles for our farm for our lesson program and for my family. I was familiar with American Saddlery having bought a barrel saddle for my daughter a few years back so I knew they sell well made saddles. This one is much nicer of course being apart of their mastercraft-handmade line.

Likes: This saddle comes in only size 16 but really fits more towards a 15/15.5 inch in my opinion which works for me perfectly. I ride in a true 15 and there just harder to find these days it seems as if saddle makers/ retailers have just standardized to a 16 inch saddles for mass market and us smaller framed folks just have to ride with it; but those of us who ride more once or twice a week know this does not work. So I was pleased to find one that fit so well. I have owned far more expensive saddles such as Martin and have to tell you this saddle is every bit as nice when you factor in the price! Mine has a roughout seat (I have seen others with slick leather) with basketweave border tooling, bucking rolls, rope strap and solid brass conchos and medium oil finish. What a Value! A lot for your money there!

Dislikes: The only thing I did not like was the oxbow stirrups which I switched to a pair 2.5 inch bell wood stirrups. Upon purchase I was not sure about the bear trap cantle; but this has turned out to be fine and in retrospect since I work with a lot of green/ troubled horses I actually like the extra secure feeling it gives. Other than that I would prefer a natural over a synthetic fleece; but that would have driven the price up around $200.00 to $300.00.



Rating: 5

Author: azureequine

Date: 2010-03-01

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