Manufacturer: Silver Royal
Model: Premier Show Saddle
Category: Show Saddles
Purchase: I bought this online for around 1,400.00
Likes: This is a very pretty saddle--not as pretty or well made as a Chavez or a Billy Royal; but pretty nonetheless. We needed a dark show saddle---and that is a tall order to fill these days. I did have an older Circle Y, but this saddle just looked "more the part." And I hate showing with a worn-out, old looking saddle, regardless of how much "better" it is supposed to be. Anyway, this saddle was wonderful for us, and we dressed it up with some some Billy Royal reins, headstall, and wound up with great ribbons!
Dislikes: Well, I had seen this same saddle offered for sale at nearly $3,000.00, and at that price I would have been disappointed in it. It is a nice saddle, but the color rubs off a bit, and it just doesn't have that "totally expensive" look. At the price I paid, I'm happy. However, had I more time, I would have waited for an awesome Billy Royal to have been available--surely someone somewhere would have needed to sell. But this is a nice saddle; very beautiful!
Quality: Not as well made as the more expensive brands. You get what you pay for. Functional. The older Silver Royal saddles are a much higher quality.
Summary: I love this saddle. My daughter does not think it is as comfortable as the Chavez or Circle Y, but to look at--very pretty. It is not the truly expensive silver--but for today's market it is. Personally, the leather is nicer and softer than a new Billy Cook that I just looked at--and it is a better looking saddle than that. If I was going to seriously show western, however, I'd spend more money. You get what you pay for.
Usefulness Rating: 2.75 out of 5.
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