American Saddle - Used Barrel Saddle

For years & years, American Saddlery has made a "working gal's" 
Barrel Racing Saddle. 

Used Barrel Saddles
Cultured Cowboy became more familiar with American Saddlery when BigHorn moved into their manufacturing facility, several years back. These are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet!  Quality is consistent. Guts of their saddles are stressed in importance. Fitness for purpose is strong on their list of traits. Some are very impressive, as far as looks go. Some are average as far as looks go. This barrel racer has been made for real use! 

We took it as a trade in. Inspected it. - sound! There are some stains on the Roughout jockeys. We have not oiled it yet, but we offer this service, and a good conditioning will make these spots not nearly so noticeable. Other than the spots, This saddle is in great shape. You'll find almost no wear on the stirrup pads. Original owner needed a different seat size. And really wanted a different style of saddle to better fit her riding use. 

Rawhide braided horn is in perfect shape. No stretch. Ditto the cantle! And the ties holding rear skirts together. 

In price comparisons, we researched 3 other similar saddles - but they were very used, somewhat broken down - all three sold just under $300. We could not find any in this good condition. (let's you know most people who have purchased this saddle are keeping it, because it is so good for the money!  Now you have a choice of one in really good ready to use shape. No repairs needed. No worn out skirts, nor loose girth tie rings. 

Although this American Barrel racing saddle is used, This model is still available new, as well. (Pricing Below). Cultured Cowboy will offer you a nice saddle at your "right price".


Here's one of the best economy saddle values in America.  A barrel racing saddle, that happens to be a great pleasure saddle. 

Fenders & stirrup leathers allow freedom of movement. Stirrup leather placement is just forward of your seat center. A leg position of a famous & popular gymkhana saddle fit design. Although this is not an endorsed saddle, it's been crafted very similarly to recognized pro specifications.   

Shown Light Med Oil, a popular roughout leather fender & Jockey, with suede grain seat for grip during movement. 

Made to fit most inseam measurements. It's a timeless handcrafted design.  Built on Quarterhorse bars, to fit 80% of Western horses that barrel race in the pro-rodeo games. 

Whether you prefer NBHA, IPRA, PRCA, or local competition, this game saddle will allow close turns and fast times. 

If you have a riding school, horseback riding training station, or hack horses, this model is a reasonable alternative choice to more expensive brands. (We do offer multiple saddle discounts on 6 or more assorted models.) 

The skirting leather is substantial to support your sport. The entire skirting is tight - No flaws.   The tree is really a slightly flexing better quality tree. Seat padding is designed for saddle comfort. Stirrup leathers are not stretchy. Rawhide trim is scratch resistant and easy to grip. Comes with nylon girth tie straps.  (We can upgrade to leather, or  new nylon)

Would you like to get this saddle, preserved & ready to ride? We'll heavy oil any saddle for you. We prefer to use Lexol Conditioner.  Lexol will darken less than other conditioners.  It's PH-Balanced for the leather used in your saddle. We've been using lanolin based Lexol on our personal saddles for over 40 years. Add $120.00 for applying about three liters of Lexol over some several hours of application on saddles. Lexol is best applied in many thin layers. To darken slightly, and finish the process with a delightful finish, we'll hand rub extra virgin olive oil till that white looking lanolin is forced back into the leather.  The choice is yours! If you choose this option, your saddle will then come out of the box ready to ride in comfort! No sore knees nor ankles! (The sanded areas will become darker as they absorb these natural oils.)

American Barrel Saddle # 822 

  • TREE: Am-Tech Competitor Tree.  Full-Quarterhorse Bars - Had an original 5 year warranty to the original owner.
  • GULLETwidth - 7"    height - 5"
  • HORN: 3.75" high x 1.75" cap Rawhide Braided.
  • CANTLE: 5" Cheyenne Roll. 
  • SEAT: Padded Suede.  15"
  • SKIRTS: 25 inch skirts with Flank Slot.
  • RIGGING: In-Skirt Stainless Drop Plate -  7/8" Position.
  • FLANK: Available, not included.
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 2.5" with stainless steel blevins type buckles. 
  • STIRRUPS: Rawhide Laced Contest. 
  • FINISH: Spot Leaf Tooled.
  • COLOR: Medium Oil. 
  • WEIGHT: Approx 30 lbs. (15inch)
Seat Size

Compare At:

Our CC Price New

13", 14", 15",16"

$1130.00 New

17" $1250.00 New $925.99
15" Used   $499.99

 This horn is a popular height and angle, for easy gripping, and forward leans. Rawhide is tightly braided.  You can see the good condition of the bottom fleece. 

Even the stirrup hobble straps are made of better leather! 

Even this simple Oak Leaf Tooling will help prevent corners from rolling. Tooling is just a little more effort to clean than a plain saddle.  Use an old toothbrush to get into the crevices!

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Fleece pic needed

Observations:  Skirts cut away just rearward of girth ring attachment. Slider plate covers the tie strap. Reinforced holes in your stirrup leathers.  Seat padding is comfortable. Fleece bottom is fair for the price. Manufactured overseas, with European tanned leathers. Comes standard with leather girth tie strap & off billet. Or we'll exchange it for the highest quality nylon if you like a closer fit. 


Girth Options:   Normally sized 28, 30, 32, 34, 36.  Cultured Cowboy offers a high quality handmade Mohair cinch for only $79.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.).  A high quality Mohair blend cinch for only $39.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.). A TackyTack type non-slip vented straight Neoprene at $39.99 (Moore EZ Pull Buckle).  Or, A great non-slip reinforced Neoprene shaped trail/gymkhana girth with elastic end at $59.99 (Moore EZ Pull Buckle).  We believe in offering you variety!  .

Styles shown are in stock and everyday low priced as shown. We even beat the auction prices. However, there are too many options to Advertise every possible Low, Low Price on every combination! 

Our policy is to provide the lowest price possible, while maintaining enough profit to service your needs properly.  Our pricing is very fair, but we must eat a bean, or two, to enjoy helping you to select the “right” saddle for your needs.   We'll deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone because we know more about riding and fitting saddles than most! (No brag, just fact!)

This  is a FIRST QUALITY American Made Saddle.  (Chattanooga, TN)

We have this saddle in 15 inch in stock NOW for Christmas. Other sizes of new available in 2 - 3 weeks.

Please e-mail your questions, requests, or call us for a friendly quote on your “Dream Saddle”.  Hundreds and hundreds of people have found the call well worth their time!  ;-)    God Bless,  Chuck

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