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15" Barrel Racing Bear Trap #1522
Manufacturer: Riders Choice
Model: 15" Barrel Racing Bear Trap #1522
Category: Barrel Saddles
Purchase: Had previously purchased a used Circle Y, very happy with it but needed a 2nd saddle for another horse. Found these Riders Choice saddles on eBay with several claims of "as good as" and "superior" quality to Circle Y and Billy Cook, etc... called and spoke with owner/manager Jerry several times prior to purchase and was assured of quality. Bought a tack package with saddle, flank cinch, headstall and breastcollar for $560 through eBay.
Likes: Nothing! What a disappointment. The leather is cheap and still, the tooling VERY shallow and cheap looking, the finishing VERY poor, the fleece is junk... what a joke.
Dislikes: As I stated above, I had NO likes, but PLENTY of dislikes.
Almost forgot, the seat is hard as a rock!
Quality: Already stated this above, too... the quality of materials and construction is amazingly poor.
Summary: Bought 3 more Circle Ys, even a couple of used ones to save $$ and they are light years better than this Riders Choice junk.
I'm not sure who these other satisfied reviewers are, but they must not have any experience with quality tack.
As usual, you get what yo pay for. Don't ever buy "bargain" tack, it doesn't last, doesn't work well, doesn't fit well, looks cheap, can be very uncomfortable for you AND your horse, and can even be dangerous.
I'm selling this piece of junk on eBay if anyone is interested. Stick with Circle Y, Martin, Cactus, Tex Tan, Billy Cook, Ammerman, Beagley, Courts, Double J, Reinsmann, Teskey or other top brands.
Anyone doubting this review is welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send photos showing the difference in quality AND fit... I wish I had someone to help guide me before I wasted so much time and money on cheap tack. PS - It's not just Riders Choice, avoid ALL cheap tack, ride safer, more comfortably, don't hurt your horse and, of course, look sharper
Author: mauri galvez
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