Bargain Saddles - Low Price  Saddles

Imported & Used Saddles
Not everyone can Afford a $2000.00+ saddle. Even those who ride a $2000.00+ saddle, might have a need for a spare, or a child saddle, or something to resell with a sale horse. Here, we'll give you a nice saddle at a "right price". We previously titled this page "cheap saddles" because of Google searches & SEO,  (search engine optimization) for saddles sold cheap Internet searches. But we hated that term "cheap".
These are lower priced saddles, that still hold our line on quality, yet become affordable to many. 
"The dream of everyone who hunts for bargain saddles."

Truthfully, what seems the impossible dream may or may not be your bargain saddle, yet how do you know if you don't research? A little education goes a long way.

Sidebar:  (Soon, at the bottom of this page, or maybe another link, I'm going to put some discussion about what cheap quality really is - to steal away your money in small bits, & suck the life out of your dreams, in small bits, and to disadvantage the poor in "caste society" regions".  I've been collecting some "trade-Ins"  to show you the pictures of what not to buy. In fact, I have a few charities that need funds, rather than throwing good money after bad. You'll feel better donating to a charitable cause rather than causing heartache over opening a box, or getting home from an auction, to find your money was thrown away.)

 Invest in the best you can afford!  The Internet has leveled pricing among competitors such that you usually get what you pay for! Still, I bargain hunt, just like you do. Sometimes ya get a real deal - just like these saddles : )

Cultured Cowboy was selected by 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.  We've struck a deal to offer you a small selection of horse, youth and pony saddles, made just for you.  Add to that a few used saddles & discounted close outs.

Saddle pictures are loading below as you read. These initial paragraphs give you a brief overview of some of the lower priced options you can choose through Cultured Cowboy. Enjoy!

Lower investment saddles are an opening opportunity for many horse people. However, when price is the only consideration, many of us, (me too in my earlier days), have been stung by saddles that ended up being a piece of junk.  - Pressed paper skirt liners, or skirts made of so many layers of splits, that fall apart when they get too wet, cheap stretchy belly leather, smelly urine tanned leather, stretchy water buffalo leather, plated hardware that corrodes in a very short time, hard polypropylene that feels like it could cut your horse in places it has no business, sorry "hook & loop" substituted for a leather stirrup hobble strap, seat foams that deteriorate to yellow dust within a couple years, foam rubber - sweat absorbing sweat swelling - skirt rotting substitute as a padded lining next to the horse, a sparse fleece that will flatten with any pressure, get slick as glass with a little moisture, bunch up & probably sore your horse.  

How about these "new advertised TT type saddles" with tree shells filled with sand? (often called "core trees")  How about saddle dealers whose lowest price is by only buying defective trees, ( crooked bars, offset angles, split wood, plastics with too many air bubbles), I could go on forever in all the ways a maker can cheap-make a saddle.  

Recently, a customer in the store, familiar with the $300.00 - $400.00 saddles sold at "horse auctions" was grinning at how gullible people are. And he trades them! Sand filled trees. Another dealer told me about that sand leaking out of the tree all over his store, before ever being ridden!  Stretchy belly leathers at stress points will get you hurt. 

Cultured Cowboy screens makers, screens products, actually tears stuff apart to see what's really inside, so you get your best values. We want it right the first time!!!  Shipping back & forth cost too much! - Which is why - with many of these saddles under $600.00, you have a maker's warrantee, that they guarantee to fix if defective, yet you have to ship back to factories in Pakistan, or India. - Then you find the shipping, which you pay is over twice the price than the initial saddle purchase. WHICH IS WHY so many are so cheap priced on E-Bay, & other such sites. People are getting rid of "PROBLEMS". 

OK - I'm not bashing India. Actually, my finest English bridles come from "Bobby's English Tack". Great craftsmanship with European leathers, made in India by fine craftsmen. And many of the saddles here will also be crafted where labor is considerably less than USA, of European type leathers. The tooling is incredible, often hand painted in crevices. 

Truth is, just because you're just starting out, doesn't mean you want to get stuck with buying several saddles before you get a good one. EBAY and especially other auctions are buyer beware, and are a favorite place for people working out of their bedrooms to drop ship you something that you have to turn around and EBAY back. 

Shipping back and forth a few times will discourage you, even more than eat your budget up. With Cultured Cowboy, you're never "stuck" with a saddle. We exchange and refund, within reason! Better - we ask enough questions about you and your horse and your riding, that we get it right before we ship!  So, now we've gotten all that warning stuff out of the way, enjoy these selections. 

We often exchange original plated under-skirting screws with the best stainless steel, We look carefully to be sure girth attachments are correct.  Yes, the skirt fleece is thinner than some of our other products, but better than that $1.75 per yard stuff (a yard length in a 72 inch fabric is enough to fleece 2 saddles). We improve these to insure the saddle will not tear up your good saddle pads!  Invest in a better quality pad with your saddle and your pleasure riding will continue to be a pleasure for years to come. 


Circle J Saddles have styling formed after studying the most popular saddles of major makers, (legal knockoffs). They look much like Name Brands that are 2X to 2.5X these prices. Handcrafted in areas where saddler salaries are low, but at the top of their local leather-crafter wage availability. European tanned, and Argentine type leathers are used, rather than less desirable hides. We feel this affordable western saddle line will expand. I'll invite you to contact us with ideas, questions, or suggestions. 

Because trail type pleasure & barrel racers are so popular in arena sports and for trail riding, we have begun with them. Yes - 5 year warrantees on the trees. The tooling is outstanding! seats are acceptably comfortable.

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. To darken more, we can blend in some pure neatsfoot. 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!

Remember that a breast collar is a great addition to your saddle purchase. And we have every sort of girth too. Adding a couple brushes, halter, a pad, and such into your saddle box will cost you no extra shipping. (Dimensional Weights). Saddle boxes are 28 x 20 x 20 usually. 

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!

Hey, by the time we get through spoiling you, you'll always want to buy your saddles and tack from us! 

We strive to keep over 150 saddles in stock. The stock saddles can be to you in a week or less. But, there is nothing like having a saddle semi-custom made for your horse and your body. Usually your saddle can be delivered within 2 to 12 weeks if not in our stock. We use the ready made inventory warehouses of saddle makers, which gives us hundreds more to ship fast. 12 weeks if a tree need to be made to then make the saddle.  Leather is cut, wet, dried, fitted and pulled. It cannot be rolled off a bolt and processed like fabrics. This does take time to do right. 

Saddle makers are as excited about making your saddles as you are about riding! We've chosen our Internet providers because of their consistency in quality of product. Cultured Cowboy knows that most of our customers want value for their hard earned money. A short wait for a really good saddle is worth your "wait" in gold!

With the experience of thousands of saddles made for thousands of horse people, Cultured Cowboy looks forward to helping you with your needs. Tired legs, hurting knees, lower back pains, need grip, need freedom, need speed, need to impress your friends, need to impress your equine, need help, need a hug? Give us a call.  864-223-3700

God Bless You,
Cultured Cowboy

Basic Styles shown are usually in stock and everyday low priced as shown. We sometimes 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 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!)

Used Saddles are inspected, and we'll let you know everything we know about them. Saddle warrantees from saddle makers are only to the original purchaser.  and most of this is from the warrantee of the tree maker.

Please e-mail your 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

CircleJ - 6780 MJ Barrel Saddle
15" in stock
CircleJ - 6773DK CJ Barrel
14 In Seat
Softy Leathe
Circle J - 3032 Trail
16 in Seat, Popular styling
Brass trim

More saddles are coming to this page
16 Inch Showman
Awareness Pink
Saddle - $599.99 
Limited Edition
Texas Cowboy Pony Saddle
13 Inch Seat
Circle J - 6768Lt CJ Barrel  15 seat
Barrel Saddle
Circle J - 6773Lt CJ Barrel  13 seat
Barrel Saddle
Circle J - 6773Lt CJ Barrel  14 seat
Barrel Saddle
Circle J - 3029 CJ Barrel  15 seat
Barrel Saddle
Circle J - 3030 CJ Barrel  13 seat
Barrel Saddle
Circle J - Floral Barrel  15 seat
Barrel Saddle
Treeless Saddle
$399.99  16 or 17 seat
KS787 RK2954
RK305 SR2004 Circle J - 6768DK CJ Barrel  13 seat
Barrel Saddle

Used Saddle Selections

American Saddlery
15 Inch Barrel Racing Saddle
Circle Y Equitation 
Saddle 16 inch seat. 
Dakota 350
Pleasure Saddle 17 in Seat 
Dakota 501
Roper Saddle 16 in Seat 

Also - Used BigHorn Nylon/Leather Roper
Ready to Ride
Also - New Roper from winning a trail ride contest. Was more saddle than the aged owner wanted. - Trade In. 
Also - King Series Used pleasure Saddle Does have a torn nylon skirt on rear corner - All else is nice. 
$175.00 as is.

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