Kates
Ride About Barcoo Poley
Trail Saddles



Manufacturer: Kates
Model: Ride About Barcoo Poley
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle online on Kates Saddle Supply for about $200 on clearance. The Barcoos were on clearance because they received a shipment that had hogprint leather instead of the advertised tooling. I had been given an Aussie style saddle and although it was very comfortable for me and my horse, it was one of those bad quality mark-offs and it was falling apart fast. I wanted another Aussie style, but wanted a fleece panel for my wide backed horse and better quality.

Likes: I like all the options you can choose from to customize the saddle and being able to send in a wither tracing. It's very secure with the deep seat, high cantle and poleys. I love the quality feel to this saddle. It's the most comfortable saddle I've ridden in and looks to fit my horse well, and I have not received any complaints from my mare (she's really fussy about saddle fit). This saddle has a better quality feel and look to it and has a narrower twist (more comfortable) than the selection of Aussie style saddles my friend has (she has many, from bad mark-offs to good quality brand name Aussie saddles). I like all the rings to attach extra fittings and saddle bags to and the flexible stirrup leathers do not aggravate my bad knee. I believe it will serve me well for many years of trail riding.

Dislikes: They do not come with standard leather stirrup wraps like most other Aussie style saddles, but you can buy fleece or neoprene wraps separately.

Quality: This saddle is NOT the cheap, "made in India" cardboard leather, but good quality, supple leather. This saddle is very well made and looks it, even without the regular tooling. The stitching is good, the rings and rivets are secure. Kates warranty on the tree and saddle fittings is much better than what Down Under offers.

Summary: This saddle is very well worth the normal, non-clearance price. If you want a comfortable trail blaze'n saddle, I highly recommend the Barcoo.

Rating: 5

Author: Kym A

Date: 2011-06-08

Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Billy Cook 1779 Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply The Legend Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Crest Ridge Saddlery Sinclair Lite Plantation Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly light rider wide tree Trail Saddles
High Horse by Circle Y Eldorado Trail Saddles
Brenda Imus 4 Beat Trail Saddles
Circle Y Just B Natural Treeless Saddle Trail Saddles
Circle P Leather All-Around Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles 1 Butterfly/1 Endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles English Plantation Trail Saddles
Allegany Mountain Trail Saddles Cascade Wade with gear Trail Saddles
Big Horn Cordura Trail Saddles
Freedom Saddle/Casa Dosa Freedom West Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Champion Cox Poley Australian Stock Saddle Trail Saddles
Imus 4 Beat Endurance with Fenders Trail Saddles
Fabtron 7152-F (B-Full QH Bars) Trail Saddles
Dixieland Endurance round skirt w/ horn flex tree Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Light Rider Saddle Trail Saddles
JT international/ king series saddles old timer....but all apply Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply Kimberley Synthetic Stock SAD 280 Trail Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review


Equestrian Collections - Shop in Comfort, Ride in Style

5% off Any Size order on Horse.com




 Horse Tack Review Home


 Shop For Tack
 Back in the Saddle
 Boot Barn
 Dover Saddlery
 Equestrian Collections
 Horse.com
 HorseLoverZ.com
 State Line Tack

 Help Us Support
 Bright Futures Farm


 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy