Used Saddle Pick of the Week: 15″ Larry Coats Roping Saddle

December 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Used Saddle Pick of the Week

The “Used Saddle Pick of the Week”

But you’ll find more great
Roping Saddles for sale
in our Tack Shop

Every week we scour the Internet searching for a particularly juicy bargain on a high quality used western saddle and feature it here on the WSG Saddle Blog. The saddles featured are listed for sale on ebay as of the date of the post.

Checking out our Picks each week will give you some great insight into buying used saddles. Make sure to click through to the actual listing to see all of the photos and description from the seller.

The Western Saddle Guide is not the seller of the saddles featured and does not make any representations about them. We encourage all potential buyers to do their own due diligence on the seller and the saddle before purchasing.

Last week’s “Pick” was a vintage, but still solid, 15″ Hereford Trail Saddle. As with most older Herefords that are in good condition, this one was snapped up. It went for the “Buy it Now” price of $350.  The older Herefords have a well-deserved reputation for being a solid riding saddle.

Larry Coats Roping SaddleFor this week’s pick we’re highlighting a maker we haven’t featured before. Definitely an oversight. Larry Coats has been making quality custom saddles out of his shop in Wall, Texas for over 30 years. Coats Saddlery is best known for competition saddles (team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, etc.), and Larry knows that market well because he is a competitive team roper himself.

This week’s saddle is a 15″ Coats Roping Saddle that has barely been broken in. Definitely ridden by a cowboy who knew how to take care of a saddle.

This is a handsome saddle with basket weave tooling pattern and barbwire trim. The requisite roughout fenders, seat and front jockeys keep you anchored while roping. The gullet measures in at 7 inches.

The listing has a starting bid price of $2150 with no bids yet as of this writing. That may seem steep, but that’s a fair value for a used custom Coats saddle of this condition.  This is a great chance to get a custom quality saddle from a top maker at quite a discount. The seller is throwing in free shipping to sweeten the deal.

We Present the Saddle Blog’s Used Saddle of the Week:
15″ Coats Roping Saddle

Check out other Roping Saddles for sale in our tack shop.

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