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Black Horse Leatherworks & Saddlery
Custom-Made Western Saddle
Trail Saddles

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Manufacturer: Black Horse Leatherworks & Saddlery (View all products by Black Horse Leatherworks & Saddlery)

Model: Custom-Made Western Saddle (View all Custom-Made Western Saddle reviews)

Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: Purchased from Black Horse Leatherworks & Saddlery (C. E. Gessell, owner) in Monroe, WA for US$4,000.00. Needed a custom tree and saddle built to fit a short, wide backed horse.

Likes: Came and measured horse for handmade tree. Fit tree to horse. Built attractive, lightweight western saddle.

Dislikes: Defective (flankey/wrinkled) leather on left seat jockey, back cinch too short. Black Horse Leatherworks & Saddlery (C. E. Gessell) will not honor the warranty, and has refused to accepted the saddle back for repair and/or partial refund.

Quality: Construction okay, except as faults described. Expected higher quality of leather and workmanship for cost paid.

Summary: In hindsight, should have dealt with a master saddlemaker.

Rating: 1

Author: GoldPony

Date: 2011-02-05

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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