A Buyer Beware Tip for Used Saddles

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Saddle Buying, Saddle Tips

After a very long absence – over a year! – we are oh, so happy to be back. I thought I’d start out with a quick “buyer beware” post of something I just saw on ebay.. Someone is selling a vintage Billy Cook trail saddle with a cracked tree. Now, to give them credit, they […]

Cheap Saddles Aren’t Cheap

November 14, 2008 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Saddle Buying

The tough economic times we’re experiencing has all of us looking for ways to cut back and be more frugal. When shopping for saddles it can seem that the best buy is a new, cheaper saddle. But that’s a decision that can end up being a costly mistake. Cheap saddles are cheap for a reason. […]

Antique Saddles & Collectible Value

Many, many people email us asking if we can help them identify the maker of their antique saddle and determine it’s value. Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to provide that service. What we can, and do, tell folks is that there are tons of antique saddles out there and very few have any collector […]

Ride Many Saddles

You can learn a lot about western saddles from reading and talking to knowledgeable folks. There’s tons of  information available on our Western Saddle Guide website. This will give you a good, solid foundation. But like so much in life, you really need to have lots of first hand experience to truly understand the western […]

Used Saddle Pick of the Week: 15″ Blue Ridge Barrel Saddle

The “Used Saddle Pick of the Week” 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. The Western Saddle Guide […]

Gaited Horse Saddles

The popularity of gaited horses among recreational riders is definitely on the rise. For many folks, gaited horses are a way to keep riding when their bodies seem to rebel against the more jarring movement of non-gaited breeds. For others, they’re just a wonderful way to travel the trails of this beautiful country. Whatever the […]

Used Saddle Pick of the Week: 14 1/2″ NRS Roping Saddle

????????The "Used Saddle Pick of the Week"  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. The Western Saddle Guide […]

When Buying a Saddle Online, Verify the Saddle Mark

When you’re buying a brand name used saddle online make sure you have clear photographic proof that the saddle is truly the brand advertised. Any respectable saddle brand or saddle maker will mark their saddles with their saddle mark. This mark might appear on the fenders, on the latigo holder, behind the cantle, on the […]

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