Circle G Barrel Saddles
Professional Arena Saddles
Circle G Brand Saddles

Whether you are a professional like Charmayne James, or just love the thrill of riding fast and turning hard on your favorite pony, Circle G Brand game saddles are the sort of hand made saddles that must be ridden to experience. 

To win, when hundredths of a second determine whether you place, you must have more than a team of horse and rider. You must ride in the best equipment. Cultured  Cowboy wants to be on your team. 

From the time you hear, "Cultured Cowboy, how can I help you?", and after you have been competing in our products for years, we are in your corner. We know there is more to a winning ride than the lightest possible saddle. We know you must have confidence in your gear, so that you can concentrate on the brief moments at hand. ( We know, because we also supply other brands of saddles to people who might not be as serious about competition as you, or they just are not ready for your level of riding.) And we know Garroutte saddles, with their Circle G Brand will work with us, and you, to achieve all you aspire to be.

Many times we ask for pictures to help you with your ride. If you have them, we also can view your videos, and if you would like, can talk with your trainers, mentors, other team partners to really be a part of your success. Working together, your team can really have you riding like the wind. 

Engineered to compete in the most compelling arenas, gymkhana saddles, or barrel racing saddles, are also some of the most comfortable Western saddles made. The high backs give lots of support on long rides. Just like proper arches in your boots, proper structure of your wooden, hide covered tree will allow best comfort for you and your horse.

We talk a lot about the benefits of flex trees on other parts of our website. And we believe that a flex tree can be much better than low priced wooden trees that are put in many saddles under $1000.00. But, when made correctly, an experienced saddler, who is not bound by every nickel and dime, can still build the best from natural materials.  Yes, CNC machines now cut out the parts of wooden trees. This is so the many pieces line up properly. But go to a lumber yard and look at all the differences in woods. When you give a craftsman enough leeway, he will make you the best. True artists give their all when they are given all they need.

Just like leather, even natural materials can vary in quality: Bellies are cheap. Sides cost a little more. Backs, and shoulders, that are the prime cuts, cost only when you buy them. The benefits of movement and "snap-back" well outweigh the leathers that stretch too much, or tear fiber rather than give. 

Tooling is planned and carved for each position on your saddle, instead of looking like an afterthought. Rather than a die cut piece of leather with oversized conchos to cover the gaps, each piece of leather is hand fitted and properly molded for a tasteful and useful marriage between parts. Heavy oiling is available on each saddle.

Garroutte Products will make saddles that are better than average. Better in quality, better in fit and better in performance. When you can easily spend $500.00 and all weekend on gas, truck, trailer, motel, grounds fees, entry fees, etc., you deserve the best. 

Whether or not you have the experience of a professional, anybody can sit in one of these champion making barrel saddles, and tell it was made to enjoy. The tree and the saddle make it easier to run by placing emphasis on every part of your position. The ground seat and rise is proper to aid you in your riding, rather than restricting you. 

The standard tree in this saddle is Full Quarter Horse bars with a 5 inch height cantle.

Since leg position is important in the racing arena, we are going to ask you a few questions about your leg dimensions, sort of like fitting for chaps, so that length of leg as well as diameter of thigh are properly positioned. With seat sizes from 10 to 16 in half inch increments, fit can be exacting. 

Rigging is shown as a close contact dropped dee in-skirt. Butterfly type close contact skirts are another option. A slot reinforced with a surrounding silver plate provides placement for a rear flank. Ever heard of a 1 piece hardseat? We can do that too. One of the best barrel saddles Cultured Cowboy ever designed was roughout hardseat, close contact. 

High quality choices of heavy duty synthetic fleece, and real sheep's wool are offered. 

Your saddle can be, and we prefer to ship to you, in a padded saddle bag by Big D Blanket company. This bag will help insure the proper finish of your investment for many years. 


No. GAR- 420005 Scalloped Corners to let more blanket color show. 

All Circle G Saddles are hand made in the USA with the finest quality leather available. All are beautifully hand tooled with your choice of patterns.

Options: Braided Horn, Flank set , Wool linings,  Breast collar dees, Close contact skirts, Choice of stirrup lengths, Seat color, Top Grain or Ostrich seat, Roughout or smooth jockeys and fenders. Choice of 3/4 or border tooling patterns: Basket, Basket & Oak, Waffle & Snake Border, Barb Wire, Oak. Saddle Strings, Hard Seat. Corner plates, Cantle plates, Swell plates, Carrier plates.


No. GAR- 420005 Pro Barrel Saddle 3/4 Basket Carved. 

  • Tree: Full Quarterhorse bars - 5 Year Warranty. CJ Pro Barrel Racer bullhide covered wooden tree
  • Seat: 10" - 16" (half sizes included) Suede padded seat.
  • Swell: 13" Undercut. Hand tooled.
  • Gullet: 7 inch width standard.
  • Horn: 4" Rawhide Braided. Circle G Cap.
  • Cantle:  5" Cheyenne roll. Silver laced Rawhide binding. 
  • Rigging: Stainless Steel In-skirt Front Dee with rear slot reinforced by Silver billet plate.
  • Stirrup Leathers: 2.5 " / 3" with leather covered buckles
  • Stirrups: 2" Rawhide covered laced pro-contest bell stirrups.
  • Finish:  Natural Oil or Chestnut.
  • Weight:  Approximately 27 Pounds
  • Price Also Includes These Extras: Breast Collar dees, Scalloped skirt, Silver as shown, 3/4 Basket as shown, Laced Rawhide Cantle, Suede seat. R/O Fender & Jockey cut to your length, Rawhide Braided horn.
No. GAR- 420005 Scalloped Skirt Pro Barrel Saddle 
Seat Sizes

Compare At:

Our CC Price

10" - 16"



Look at the detail in both the hand carvings of the leathers and in the engraving of the silver. Each saddle is made by an artist with many saddles of experience under their belt. Their pride rides on the saddle made just for you. 

When you begin with the best quality leathers, and professional craftsmen, you can finish with a look that can compete in your arena. 

Also Available as:
  GAR- 420010 Basket & Oak.
  GAR- 420020 3/4 Oak, Smooth fenders and jockeys.

Oh yes, there is Matching Tack!
Get your matching Breast Collar tooled with your saddle so the same artist matches them together. 

GAR- 420351 Heavy Duty Gymkhana Breast Collar.
Single tug straps.
(double tugs available)
Tell us to match the saddle.
Choose color.
Compare At:$320.00
  CCPrice: $289.99 

Contours, and leathers chosen, allow your breast collar to do its function without interference to your run. 

Did you know that your supporting tack is as important as your saddle? Having a breast collar that is sturdy enough for the job, yet will move with your horse can make a difference in safety or falling off.  Be sure your girth is properly fitting and always do a pre-flight check on all parts of reins, headstalls, bits, non-slip padding, leg protection,...everything, before your ride.

(Tooling detail of breast collars at left.) Remember, You choose your breast collar tooling pattern and color. (Basket, Oak, Basket & Oak, Basket / Barb Wire, to name a few)  Cultured Cowboy can match every saddle. More details on the Breast Collar page. 

Add a Matching Pro Racer Flank Set 

GAR-420360 BRacer
Compare At:$320.00   CCPrice:$289.99 

Our Pricing:  

Our CC Prices are based on the saddle as shown and described.  Don't be shy about asking for options you need. 
For You, we will deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone; because, 1) we spend more time asking you, your trainers, instructors and judges, the questions needed, to get everything right for you.  2) we actually ride. 3) we study several disciplines and more than one breed, allowing us to cross over great ideas. 4) we have the experience of fitting hundreds of riders and their horses. 5) we respectfully ask the tree makers and the saddle makers to work with us as a team. Making you the winning rider that you deserve to be always takes a willing team.  These are a few reasons that we understand more about riding, and fitting saddles than most! 

Really, with all the many options available, these saddles are hard to price without a conversation anyway.  There are options of colors, seats, sizes, and fitting. 
Thanks, & God Bless,   Chuck

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

 Please e-mail or call us for a friendly quote on your “Dream Saddle”. 

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