The Billy Cook barrel saddle 1524 is a Billy Cook classic.
The 1524 has timeless good looks, Billy Cook’s famous saddle quality, and a classic design for barrel racers serious about going to the pay window. For more information about the Billy Cook barrel saddle 1524, please scroll down.
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Below: The Billy Cook Barrel Saddle 1524 from HorseSaddleShop. Lite oil leather, half-breed tooling, silver laced cantle, and in-skirt rigging. Made by Billy Cook saddlery in Sulphur, OK.
Comparison Shop For The Billy Cook 1524 Barrel Saddle
Below is the Billy Cook 1524 barrel racing saddle for sale from HorseSaddleShop and eBay. This page lets you easily compare prices between these two major online sellers. If there aren’t any on eBay, another Billy Cook saddle will be shown.
Why Buy From HorseSaddleShop?
- HorseSaddleShop is one of the largest saddle dealers in the country. Almost every saddle they carry is in stock and ships the same day.
- Most of the saddles shown are new, but some might be used.
- Shipping is almost always included in the price for locations in the continental USA.
- Many (most?) of their saddles have customer reviews, which can provide helpful information when you’re shopping for a saddle.
About The 1524 Barrel Saddle
- Tree: C.J. rawhide covered with Quarter horse bars
- Horn: 1 3/4″ rawhide braided, with cap
- Swell: 13″ undercut
- Cantle: 5″ rawhide Silver, laced
- Rigging: In skirt 7/8 position
- Skirts: Artificial fleece lined Length: 24.5″
- Note: Saddle may or may not come with a hoof pick holder
- Stirrups: 2″ Bell rawhide laced
- Pattern: Basket stamped half-breed
- Weight: Approximately 25 pounds
What Is Half-Breed Tooling On A Saddle?
As you may have noticed, the Billy Cook 1524 barrel saddle is described as having half-breed tooling. So, what is that?
- Half-breed tooling means a saddle has a combination of rough-out leather and smooth-out (or “smooth”) leather, with the smooth leather being stamped or carved. For example, a saddle with rough-out seat jockeys and stirrup fenders, but with smooth-out skirts that are stamped or carved.
- Half-breed tooling can also refer to a saddle that is all smooth-out (or “smooth”) leather, with only some of the leather being stamped or carved. For example, a saddle with plain (not carved or stamped) seat jockeys and stirrup fenders, but with stamped or carved skirts.
The Billy Cook 1524 barrel saddle is an example of the first definition above (rough-out seat jockeys and stirrup fenders, but with smooth-out skirts that are stamped or carved).
In case you’re curious, there can be other definitions of half-breed saddle tooling. There isn’t an industry-wide rule that says half-breed tooling has to be defined a certain way, so some folks may use the term differently. However, the definitions and examples given above are common.
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