Circle J Barrel Saddles

Good looks, nice styling and fantastic function too!
Model: Texas Cowboy - Pony Saddle

Pony Saddles

Don't ya just get a thrill watching your young'ins learn to ride? Fear becomes laughter. Anxiety becomes confidence. And you grow so much closer as a family. Believe me, feeling these emotions are why riding instructors teach riding. I realized I was often a "glorified" babysitter for many parents, but the students and I thrilled & thrived in that role. As I retire, I'll probably figure a way to teach riding again! 

Remember your first pony?  Remember the excitement of grooming, picking out hooves? Remember gaining confidence which is still serving you well, by the interaction with your equines?

Cultured Cowboy was selected by an experienced saddle importer who 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 good selection of horse saddles, youth and pony saddles, made for
 the beginning horseback rider.
Not everyone is ready for a $1000.00+ pony saddle. Even those who ride a $1000.00+ have a need for a spare, or a child, or something to resell with a sold pony. Cultured Cowboy will offer you a nice saddle at your "right price".


Here's one of the best economy saddle values in America.  A pony saddle, that happens to be a great pleasure saddle, that happens to be useable for barrels & pole bending. Circle J Saddlery pony saddles are anything but basic. The details within the tooling patterns, and nickel spots make this gymkhana saddle, quite a "looker".  

Fenders & stirrup leathers allow good freedom of movement. Stirrup leather placement is just forward of your seat center. Easy to seat, this small saddle is cute as a button. Imagine your child or grandchild, and the sheer joy they're going to get!    

Shown Med Oil, the tooled leather fender & jockey will help hold your child in place. Comfy suede padded seat.

Made to fit most small children. It's a handcrafted design that appears handmade.  Built on pony bars, to fit 80% of all ponies. 

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, and on 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. Comes with 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 $100.00 for applying about two 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.)

Circle J, Texas Cowboy Pony Saddle 

  • TREE: Hide Covered Wood . Pony Bars - 5 year warranty.
  • GULLETwidth - 5"    height - 3 1/4"
  • HORN: 2.5" high x 2" cap Rawhide Braided.
  • CANTLE: 3.5" Cheyenne Roll. 
  • SEAT13" Padded Top Grain.  
  • SKIRTS: 21 inch skirts with 1 3/4" Flank Slot.
  • RIGGING: In-Skirt Stainless Drop Ring -  7/8" Position.
  • FLANK: 1 3/4 inch Flank Slots. Flank straps are usually not used on pony saddles. 
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 2" with roller buckles. 
  • STIRRUPS: Suede Covered. 
  • FINISH: Full Floral Tooled.
  • COLOR: Medium Oil. 
  • WEIGHT: Approx 20 lbs. 
Seat Sizes

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This pricing does include a Shipping Allowance of $30.00. 

 This horn is a popular height and angle, for easy gripping, and forward leans. 2 inch horn cap on a smaller post is just enough for small hands to hold.


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!

Even the stirrup hobble straps are made of better leather! 

We're glad this Western Pony Saddle comes with nice
breast collar dees. 

Observations:  Skirts allow enough area to make the saddle easy to stay on.   Seat padding is comfortable. Fleece bottom is fair for the price. Manufactured overseas, with European tanned leathers. Comes standard with nylon girth tie strap & off billet for a closer fit. 


Girth Options:   A good string girth in pony size is available for $28.99.  

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 13 inch in stock NOW . (actually measures 12.5")  

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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