I found this over on http://www.western-saddle-guide.com/blog/. It is a great site with tons of information on one of my favorite things- Western Saddles! Plus they scour the Net and list the Deal of the Day- resonably priced saddles you can find and buy on the web- if you dare. I personally have bought and sold about ten saddles on the internet and I have been pleased with all of the sales and the purchases. If you are informed and know what you are doing you can get some great buys- especially now!
I'm in the process of planning for my very own custom build saddle. I know what style of saddle I want, and I have a saddler picked to do the work, but I just have to fine tune the details! It's a labor of love- truely. I just fig'ger that since I've spent over half of my life in a saddle- I deserve one that will fit my aging butt! And I don't need one dripping with silver, I want one that will suit my style ~ Vaquero-ish ~ something unique! (unique up on 'em!)
Watch the video- it's brilliant!
6 months ago