Manufacturer: Teskey's (View all products by Teskey's)
Model: Custom (Buster Welch tree) (View all Custom Buster Welch Tree reviews)
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: Custom ordered. I traded in an older Teskey's reiner and got store credit, used that to order this saddle custom made. Total price (including trade-in) was $1100, which I thought was very fair for a custom. Ordering was very easy, as was the trade-in process, and my saddle was done early. Great customer service. I would not hesitate to order another.
Likes: The saddle screams quality. Thick, heavy duty leather, with beautiful hand tooling. Good quality rawhide on the horn and cantle. Real fleece. I like everything about this saddle. It's secure enough for serious barrel racing, but still gives me plenty of freedom for training rides and trail rides. The tree has lot of flare for big shouldered horses. The seat is nice and comfy and keeps me in a correct position. I could go on and on, I love everything about this saddle.
Dislikes: It's just a touch too wide for my horse, but that's not the saddle's fault. My horse is just hard to fit. This saddle would fit a majority of modern day quarter horses.
Quality: It's a tad heavier than your average barrel saddle, but that's because they use a high quality wood tree. I'll happily take a couple extra pounds in exchange for a tree that's going to last. Thick, quality leather. Great tooling. The breastcollar D's are a little bit low, but that's fixed with a whither strap. I did have to send in the fenders to have them "topped" (AKA shortened) because I'm short, but I have to do that with all saddles. Teskey's did not charge for that, which was awesome!
Summary: Bottom line, you will not find a higher quality or better company to do business with when it comes to a custom saddle in this price range.
Usefulness Rating: 3.1 out of 5.
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