For Sale on eBay
Roper (Rodeo Special), Roper (Corner basket stamped)
Manufacturer: Blue Ridge
Model: Roper (Rodeo Special), Roper (Corner basket stamped)
Category: Roping Saddles
Purchase: Bought the Corner basket stamped roping saddle in Mandan, ND at Neuen's Tack and Leather for $550, because it looked well-built with a 17" seat for my father.
Also bought a 16" rodeo special roper online being I was impressed with the the first one. Paid $475 on sale from $650 for the 16".
Likes: Both have strong trees and thick leather, and fit our horses well. They've drug very heavy objects, been dallied off of when ponying rank, bucking horses. My 16" has been kicked by a mustang right in the middle of the seat and was still sound.
Dislikes: I had to fix the conchos and screws in the front of the 16" saddle. Also, the leather is strong but bleeds onto your jeans/chaps. I used pure neatsfoot oil to oil them, which could have contributed to the problem.
Quality: The construction on one was better than the other which is typical of factory saddles. My dad's 17" is a better saddle.
Summary: You get what you pay for. When you buy a lower to average-priced factory saddle you take the risk of inconsistency. One is better than the other, but both have lasted 5 years in good condition (with repair to one) and held in there when I needed them too, not bad for the price paid.
Author: Klein Ranch wrangler
Usefulness Rating: 0 out of 5.
1 reader(s) voted.
Other Reviews You May Find Interesting
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
Forty Rod Saddlery Ranch Cutter Roping Saddles