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Used Western Saddles

Below are used Western saddles for sale on eBay. The right used saddle can save a lot of money and still be a great saddle. There is usually an excellent selection in all price ranges.

Please scroll down, underneath the saddles for sale, for a brief article on good things to know before buying a used Western saddle, and for information on understanding saddle rigging positions.

At right: The arrow is pointing to a maker's mark on a saddle. If a seller claims a saddle is made by a certain maker, do they offer proof by showing a maker's mark in the photos of the saddle? (Note: A maker's mark might be anywhere on a used saddle, not just where shown in the photo.)

Used Western saddle

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Used Western Saddles - Good Things To Know Before You Buy

Maker's mark on a Western saddle

Above: A used Western trophy saddle.

The photo to the left is of a used Western trophy saddle. A "trophy" saddle is a saddle that was originally given as an award, or trophy.

Trophy saddles often make good deals for people shopping for used Western saddles.

Western Saddle Rigging Positions

When buying a new or used Western saddle, it's important to understand rigging positions. Here is a quick breakdown of what those common rigging positions mean.

Full Rigging: The front cinch position is the full distance from the cantle to the pommel. This puts the front cinch directly beneath the pommel of the saddle.

7/8 Rigging: The front cinch position is 7/8 of the distance from the cantle to the pommel. This puts the front cinch a little farther back than a full rigged saddle.

3/4 Rigging: The front cinch position is 3/4 of the distance from the cantle to the pommel. This puts the front cinch a little farther back than a 7/8 rigged saddle.

Center Fire Rigging: The front cinch position is (approximately) centered between the cantle and the pommel.

Saddle rigging positions

More Saddle Rigging Terms

Single Rigged: This means there is a front cinch, but not a back cinch (sometimes called a "flank cinch"). The term "single rigged," by itself, does not let you know the position of the front cinch (full, 7/8, etc.).

Double Rigged: This means there is a front cinch and a back cinch. The term "double rigged," by itself, does not let you know the position of the front cinch (full, 7/8, etc.).

Full Double Rigged: This means there is a front cinch and a back cinch, and that the front cinch is in the "full" rigged position (the full distance from the cantle to the pommel).

 


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