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Billy Cook
Horn of Plenty
Roping Saddles

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Manufacturer: Billy Cook (View all products by Billy Cook Saddlery)

Model: Horn of Plenty (View all Horn of Plenty reviews)

Category: Roping Saddles

Purchase: Buford Saddle and Tack Co., online at for $1195 plus $35 shipping just a couple of months ago. I also bought a matching breast collar but don't remember the price of that.

Likes: The Horn of Plenty is a Wade tree saddle in buckaroo style with plenty of tooling that makes it good for local shows as well as all around riding. I have ridden Dressage for years but needed a western saddle for my QH mare is just plain suited for western. This saddle come in FQHB and fits her very well with a pad I bought from Teskey's (also love the pad!). This saddle positions the rider with the leg underneath and in contact with the horse comparable to a dressage saddle. The high cantle provides great stability for those early morning bucks (my mare is..well, a mare) and I just love the overall balance of this saddle. It is the best western saddle I've ever ridden in. Absolutely beautiful and comfortable. It has an inlay seat, but feels like a slick seat.

Dislikes: The weight. It is very heavy (45 lbs), but I knew that going in and the balance and size of the tree distribute the weight well over the horse. I'm tall and have learned the technique for saddling my 15 hand QH mare, but struggle to get it on my 17.1+ hand percheron cross (use a mounting block). It fits him well too with a thinner pad. While I love the hard seat saddles, others who are used to gel or thickly padded seats might find this one a bit hard on the tush. Some might prefer the stirrups a bit more forward, but they suit me perfectly. Didn't like the huge stirrups that came with it. They were much bigger than pictured..., comfortable, but way too big to look nice for a woman.

Quality: Beautiful leather and tooling. It comes with a tooled flank cinch, and long saddle strings to tie all sorts of things to. Some of the stitching is not perfectly even, but I'm very picky and the saddles are handmade, so this is to be expected. I can see this saddle being used for several generations.

Summary: I guess you can tell I love this saddle and I'll probably keep it for life. My other saddles are an Albion jump and Kings Dressage (England), so I do go for quality.

Rating: 5

Author: Christine

Date: 2006-05-11

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