Circle J Barrel Saddles

Good looks, nice styling and fantastic function too!
Model CJ-6768 Light finish

Barrel Saddles

"Turn & Burn" - we've all seen the T-Shirts. But not all have had the thrill of this great sport! Here's a "better than most" starter saddle to begin a dream come true for you. Now you can own many of the advantages of more advertised names. 

Cultured Cowboy was introduced to an experienced saddler who just needed more reach for his saddle business. His expertise is putting great styling, modern looks and function, on affordable saddles.  Our expertise is in putting you as a rider, with the best value for the money you decide to invest!  These saddles are modeled after saddles costing 2X to 2.5X these bargain prices. 

We've struck a deal to offer you a selection of gymkhana saddles, game saddles, made for most riders who are starting out! Not everyone is ready for a $2000.00+ saddle. Even those who ride a $2000.00+ have a need for a spare, or a child, or something to resell with a sold horse. Cultured Cowboy offers 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, that happens to come in several sizes for your family. This Circle J Saddlery Barrel Racer is anything but basic. The details within the tooling patterns, the rounded full barrel skirt, and nickel spots make this gymkhana saddle, quite a "looker".  

Fenders & stirrup leathers allow freedom of movement. Stirrup leather placement is just forward of your seat center.   

Shown Light Oil, with some depths in the dye, a popular blended & sanded leather fender & jockey for slight grip, placed with a top grain bicycle seat for faster movement. 

Made to fit most inseam measurements. It's a handcrafted design that appears handmade.  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 closer turns and lower times. 

If you have a riding school, horseback riding training station, or hack horses, this model and other Circle J Saddle models are reasonable alternative choices to more expensive brands. We do offer multiple saddle discounts on 3 or 6 or more models. 

The skirting leather is substantial to support your sport. There is no pressed paper product in the skirts. The tree is really a better quality tree. Seat padding is designed for saddle comfort. Stirrup leathers are not stretchy. Rawhide trim is scratch resistant and easy to grip. Choose leather or nylon girth tie straps.  

Would you like to get a new saddle that feels like it is used? 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 $140.00 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.)

15" Shown & in stock. (Actually measures 15.5 seat. Some of the measurements on the right will adjust as the seat sizes become smaller or larger! )

Circle J Barrel Saddle CJ-6768Lt 

  • TREE: Hide Covered Wood CJ Barrel Tree. Full-Quarterhorse Bars - 5 year warranty.
  • GULLETwidth - 7"    height - 5"
  • HORN: 3.5" high x 2" cap Leather wrapped.
  • CANTLE: 5" Cheyenne Roll. 
  • SEAT: Padded Top Grain Caiman Print Bicycle. Choice of 13",14", 15", 16", 17".
  • SKIRTS: 26 inch skirts with Flank Slot.
  • RIGGING: In-Skirt 3 Way Position Stainless Plate.
  • FLANK: Show Flank, As Shown.
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 2 1/4" with stainless steel Blevins type buckles. Twisted Tied & Turned.
  • STIRRUPS: Aluminum Contest. 
  • FINISH: Half Floral Tooled. Sanded Jockey & Fender
  • COLOR: Light Oil. 
  • WEIGHT: Approx 26 lbs. (15 inch)
Seat Sizes

Compare At:

Our CC Price

13", 14", 15",16"


17" $1250.00 $1095.99

This pricing does include Shipping in the Continental USA. 

 This horn is a popular height and angle, for easy gripping, and forward leans.  Twisted, Tied & Turned stirrup leathers for you.

Even the stirrup hobble straps are made of better leather! 

Why all this fancy tooling? 
It adds to the quality of your finished saddle.

     Tooling patterns protect the leather against abrasives. Tooling will "pack" the leather for durability and strength. Tooling can hide small "range" scars that are inherent to the leather before it is formed into a saddle part. Tooling adds depth and beauty to the leather. 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!


Observations:  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 $89.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.).  A high quality Mohair blend cinch for only $49.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.). A TackyTack type non-slip vented straight Neoprene at $44.99 (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!  .

Basic Styles shown are usually 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!)


We have this saddle in 15 inch in stock NOW . 14 on the way.  

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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