For Sale on eBay
Model: Barrel Saddle
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: I needed a light-weight western saddle. I purchased a 14inch Dakota square-skirted barrel saddle from Hunn Leather in Augusta, KS, in July 2001 for $650.00.
Likes: Light-weight yet good, clean look for mid-range price. My horse is 16hh, so I wanted something light enough that I could lift above my head when saddling him (I'm 5'4"). I chose a square-skirt with minimal silver and tooling--I want functional and comfortable. Showing isn't my primary goal. After 9 years, I'm still completely satisfied with this saddle. It fit my horse very well. He's somewhat narrow, so this saddle won't fit a wide-barrel horse. I think I got a regular tree width. I know it wasn't wide.
Dislikes: Nothing. It was exactly what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay.
Quality: Excellent quality for its price. It has in-skirt rigging with an extra piece of leather that prevents the underside of the fender from catching on the rigging. Rawhide-trimmed cantle, horn and stirrups. Silver conchos, also on horn and rear girth slots. Silver is only now beginning to tarnish after 9 years of neglect on my part(never polished). I took this saddle on a 5 day ride in the Ozarks in 2005 and it was great. Still using it regularly, and now my daughter has grown into it and will use it.
Summary: I hope I can get another Dakota barrel saddle outfitted the same way with a wide tree to fit my new young horse. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
Circle Y Flex 2 Kelly Kiminski barrel saddle Barrel Saddles
Martin Sherry Cervi Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles
Shiloh Saddlery (Cecil Phillips) Ed Wright Barrel Saddles
Circle Y Bob Marshal Treeless Barrel Saddles
Double T Barrel saddle Barrel Saddles
Nash Saddle 30701 Out West Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles
Crates Ladies Light Versatility Barrel Saddles
martin crown c Barrel Saddles
Bob Marshall Sports Saddle Basic Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles
Corriente Saddle Co Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles
Oak Ridge Saddle Co. 12" Rough out barrel saddle Barrel Saddles
Double T Zebra Barrel Saddles Barrel Saddles
Tahoe Cow Print Barrel Saddles
Ozark Saddle King of Texas Rodeo Star Barrel Saddles
Billy Cook 1524 Genuine Barrel Saddles
RH Horton Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles
Chicks Saddlery Silver Royal Randall Barrel Saddles
Circle Y Proven Edition Barrel Saddles
Alamo Chocolate Barrel Racer Barrel Saddles
Teskeys Ultimate Barrel Saddle Barrel Saddles