Manufacturer: Tex Tan (View all products by Tex Tan)
Model: 1997 Hereford (View all 1997 Hereford reviews)
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: Bought this on eBay for about $450. Was in need of a barrel saddle for my hard-to-fit gelding.
Likes: The quality is outstanding (see below). The saddle put me in a great, secure position for barrel racing without making me feel restricted. It was comfortable and high quality. One of the toughest saddles I've ever owned.
Dislikes: I don't like that I sold it! But it didn't quite fit my gelding (he's hard to fit anyway). It was just a tough too narrow for my guy. But that's not the saddle's fault.
Quality: I had no idea how old this saddle was until I looked up the serial number. I figured it was much newer. I never would have guessed it's age, which is a testament to it's quality and durability. It was clearly used when I received it but the tooling was still beautiful and defined, the leather still supple and rich, the tree still solid and the rawhide on horn and cantle still in great shape. I'm sure that this saddle will still be going strong for decades to come.
Summary: The bottom line is that Tex Tan makes a quality saddle that is intended to last. I'm in the market for another one.
Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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