Horse Tack Review


Billy Cook
2181 Classic Rancher
Roping Saddles

For Sale on eBay

Manufacturer: Billy Cook
Model: 2181 Classic Rancher
Category: Roping Saddles

Purchase: I Ordered this rig From the Billy Cook factory in Oklahoma through my local tack shop in up here in Manitoba Canada. I wanted this particular saddle because i do a lot of roping, from bulls, calves, colts, donkeys and draft horses. I Paid $2100.

Likes: I Think It's an excellent rig for my line of work, riding and roping for long hours. But it's also super comfy for long trail rides. I'm 6' 2" and 230lbs, jean size 36", and the 15 1/2" seat fits me just dandy. Plus the saddle is just gorgeous.

Dislikes: I think that the weight is a little issue, its about 40 lbs and about 45 lbs with all my gear, rope, hobbles, piggin' string and saddle bags. I think that they could cut and raise the drop of the skirts, it would cut down on weight and leg room. The skirt depth is 16" and i think it could easily sit at around 14". Also, the Cantle binding is kinda rough so the first while, it would catch the buttons on the back of my Wrangler jeans.

Quality: This rig is built solid. It's a wade style tree, solid 3" by 3" wood horn and bullhide wrapped tree. The in-skirt rigging is in a 7/8Th position, which helps it fit snug too a horse. The rigging all around is brass and super solid, with a real slick look. But after a full day of work, everything is solid.

Summary: I would recommend this saddle too anyone that spends either 15 Min's a day riding, or 15 hours. It fits a lot of horses, I've ridden Quarter Horses, high withered Thoroughbreds, Big barreled 17hh Drafts, and 13hh ponies. It's a slick looking Rig that you can put on anything too get you anywhere, comfortably and in style.

Rating: 4

Author: Chase

Date: 2012-11-01

Usefulness Rating: 4.32 out of 5.
25 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..

Click Here To Submit Your Own Review

Other Reviews You May Find Interesting

Riders Choice Saddlery 17" Roping saddle Roping Saddles
Supposedly "Porter Saddle Co." Wade tree Ranch Saddle Roping Saddles
JC Martin Roping Wade A Fork Saddle Basket Weave J Roping Saddles
Billy Cook 2181 Classic Rancher Roping Saddles
JC Martin 15 1/2" Light Oil Western A-FORK Buckaroo WADE Saddle Roping Saddles
J C Martin Modified Association Roping saddle Roping Saddles
Jim Sands Custom Saddlery Ranch Roper Roping Saddles
J.C. Martin Saddlery Hunter - Wade Tree Roping Saddles
Rider's Choice G.W. Crate Roping Ranch Saddle Roping Saddles
Crates 2282-1 Roping Saddles
Porter Saddles All Roping Saddles
Crates Roping Saddle 188 Roping Saddles
Corriente Association Tree Saddle Roping Saddles
J Stead Custom Wade Saddle Roping Saddles
J.Stead Saddle Co. Custom Wade Saddle Roping Saddles
Corriente CSW 126 Roping Saddles
Porter Saddle of Arizona Slick Seat Wade Roper Roping Saddles
K&B Saddlery Ol' West Roper #1610 Roping Saddles
J.C. Martin Wade Roping Saddles