Used Saddle Pick of the Week: 16.5″ Custom Ben Terrell Buckaroo Saddle

August 24, 2009 by  
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The “Used Saddle Pick of the Week”

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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.


I thought last week’s pick – a 14″ Tex Tan Kristie Petersen Barrel Saddle – might stay under the radar and be snapped up for a bargain. But, not to be. Thirty one bidders took a shot  at this nice little saddle and the winning bid ended up at $550 – a healthy price for a nice saddle.

Used Custom Ben Terrell Buckaroo SaddleTHIS WEEK’S PICK:

This week, we’ve found one of those classic buckaroo saddles that I just love. This one is a custom saddle by talented Idaho saddle maker, Ben Terrell. Idaho is in the heart of Buckaroo country where the Buckaroo tradition is still strong. These saddles are designed as “using” saddles for the working cowboy, but also make wonderful “riding” saddles for the non-cowboy too.

This week’s pick is a very handsome 16.5″ Custom Ben Terrell Buckaroo Saddle. With a 16.5 ” seat and extra long fenders, it was obviously designed for quite a tall rider. The saddle is smooth leather with border tooling – plain, but elegant.

The seller doesn’t mention gullet width, but says it fits both  of they’re very different sized and shaped horses. I find that unlikely. These type of saddles are generally built for a typical Quarter horse ranch horse – so I’d expect gullet widths in the 6.5″ – 6.75″ range.

This saddle was built with quality from start to finish – quality materials and quality craftsmanship from an accomplished saddle maker.  Great materials and great care  have this saddle in great shape.

While the starting bid is $900 (there are no bids as of this writing), this saddle is worth way more than that. This is the chance to ride a high quality custom saddle without paying custom prices. If you’re a “long, tall drink of water” looking for a quality saddle, this is the one for you.

We present the Saddle Blog’s Used Saddle of the Week:
16.5″ Custom Ben Terrell Buckaroo Saddle

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