How much does a good used saddle cost?

The most popular price on used saddles is $500-$600 but this more often than not isn’t an accurate market value. Especially when it comes to the import saddles which can have a new retail price of $450… be sure you are not over paying for a low quality import saddle.

What should I look for in a second hand saddle?

Check the symmetry of the saddle panels. Many saddles, both foam and wool-flocked, can be customized for specific horses, says Whitney. “When buying used, you want to make sure that the saddle hasn’t been altered to fit a horse that isn’t the same shape as yours.”

How much do saddles depreciate?

In the course of being used, the lifetime of the equipment starts to decline. My second perspective is to follow a general “depreciation rule of thumb” and that is that depreciation is $150-$200 a year under normal use.

How do you buy a saddle that fits your horse?

There should be about four inches between your body and the swell of the saddle. Anything less than that may mean a too-small saddle, and a bigger gap means the saddle may be on the large size. Larger may be more comfortable for you. Western riders with longer legs should choose a larger-size saddle.

How much does a custom saddle cost?

Base price starts at $4,700 for a completed saddle. Tooling, silver, and design will add to the base price. Start building your custom saddle today or view our full pricing structure.

How can you tell a cheap saddle?

Look for loose threads, uneven or torn stitches or areas on the saddle where the stitching is missing entirely to identify a cheap, poor-quality saddle. Avoid any saddle that has been glued together rather than sewn, as it is definitely a cheap, low-quality saddle.


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