Dakota 501 Used Saddle

Here is One of the best values in America.  A used arena roping saddle, that happens to be a great pleasure saddle, that happens to be a great value! I call it basic, but it is better than many brands' top line saddle! 

Smooth side out on the jockeys and fenders. Shown with leather conchos, strung through. Strings will need replacing soon.  Great shape on the fleece. Comes with reinforced flank set. Was Golden brown, but oiled heavily. Suede seat. 

Fits inseam measurements from 30 to 36.  Full QH bars. If you have a riding school, horseback riding vacation station, or hack horses, this model and the 500, (same saddle with no tooling), are great choices. 

The leather is not a bunch of thin pieces glued together. There is no pressed paper product in the skirts. The tree is really a roping tree; go ahead and catch your cow! (Now, if you are a professional wild cow catcher, call us for a saddle that will be stronger. You know the real rigors involved. Ashley Rankin says, "In this 21st century, there are dart guns for that!") I can remember when we only recommended really expensive name brands for cow catching. When I sold several Dakota ropers to the same guy, I asked him if he was tearing them apart. He laughed and said, "Chuck, these saddles hold up, man. I just don't want you to raise the price."  We have not! 

Seat is stained but both the padding and the suede cover are in good shape. No breast collar dees. Hook to the side of the front girth ring. Cultured Cowboy re-conditioned this roper saddle with our Lexol/olive oil combination. We conditioned both tree and leather. Due to the age, we would recommend calf roping and steers. Not huge weight bulls. 

No. DAK-501 Roper

  • TREE: Fiberglass covered tree. Quarterhorse Bars 
  • HORN: 3 3/4 high x 2 1/4 cap Dally-Reinforced Post - Latigo wrapped.
  • CANTLE: 4" Cheyenne Roll. 
  • RIGGING: Full Double with Y -  7/8" Position
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 3" with leather covered stainless steel buckles
  • STIRRUPS: 3" Extra Deep Leather Laced.
  • FINISH: Plain
  • COLOR: Golden Brown. (heavily oiled)
  • WEIGHT: Approx 38 lbs.
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This saddle is still in great shape. Horn wrap is original, same with the stirrups. This Dakota 501 was used for trail riding. Never been roping. Original fleece in great shape. 
As you can see, the underside shows almost no wear. Stitches in almost new state. No pulling on the leather holding your girth rings. Stirrup leathers in great shape. 
Seat is rust, plus the conditioning we added. You can see very little wear. Cantle binding and seat stitching show no wear. Original horn wrap. There are some scars on the pommel leather. 
Here's the opposite side view. Comes with rear flank set shown - again, original. We made sure all latigos joining the Y of the flank were replaced as needed. Stirrup pads on original stirrups show no wear! New stirrup hobble straps. Nylon Girth tie straps.
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Our New Dakota CC Prices are Too Low To Advertise.  Dakota requested that we not post our actual delivered prices on new saddles.   We will deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone; because, we know more about riding, and fitting saddles than most! (No brag, just fact!)

Really, with all the many options available, these saddles are hard to price without a conversation anyway.   Thanks, Chuck

And don't forget about a matching breast collar with your saddle! Cultured Cowboy carries a full complement of tack and accessories for you and your horse.

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