Manufacturer: Mary's Saddles
Model: Custom Working Horse Western Saddles
Category: Roping Saddles
Purchase: I purchased this saddle from Mary Street of Mary's Saddles in Whittier, CA, for $1850.
Likes: Nothing, really.
Dislikes: The leather was very thin and pieces of the outfit -- the back cinch and breast collar -- were obviously taken from a pleasure saddle as they would be dangerous to use for roping. The color was not what I'd requested and the tooling was terrible. The edge trim was run down the center in some pieces and not only did it not look like what I'd requested, the corner tooling was indistinct and incomplete in places as well. Last but not least, she'd made the saddle close-contact which I had discussed with her and specifically requested it not be.
Quality: Other than the tree, this was not much of a roping saddle -- at least not one I would feel comfortable or safe using. It was also unattractive and not what I'd requested.
Summary: When I took Mary up on her repeated offer to return my money, she would only give me part of it. And since -- at her insistence -- I'd made my checks out to her and not her company and received no receipt or paperwork in return, I had no proof of purchase I could use to help me recover my loss. Bottom line: It is my experience that this person is extremely dishonest and difficult to work with; if you feel you must purchase a saddle from her, I strongly advice you receive adequate documentation to protect yourself -- which if you ask for -- in all probability she'll refuse working with you.
Author: Steve Webb
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
2 reader(s) voted.
Riders Choice Saddlery 17" Roping saddle Roping Saddles
Supposedly "Porter Saddle Co." Wade tree Ranch Saddle Roping Saddles
JC MARTIN SADDLE CO RANCH WADE ASSOCIATION 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