Billy Cook’s trail riding saddles are popular for their comfort, durability, and great looks. They come in different styles and are designed for all day comfort for both rider and horse. In the saddles below you can compare different Billy Cook trail saddle styles and prices between major online sellers. For information about trail riding saddles and saddle horns, please scroll down beneath the saddles for sale.
Below: A Billy Cook trail saddle from HorseSaddleShop. This one is the Billy Cook Porter Trail Saddle 1837 with a traditional Western look, padded seat, full skirt with long tie strings, silver conchos, and in-skirt rigging.
HorseSaddleShop.com image. Used with permission.
Comparison Shop For Billy Cook Trail Saddles
Below are Billy Cook trail saddles for sale from several major online sellers
From Amazon, HorseSaddleShop, and StateLineTack
- 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.
- Some saddles by HorseSaddleShop are listed twice. Why? It’s because HorseSaddleShop is one business (located in Bremen, Indiana), with two websites (HorseSaddleShop.com and eSaddles.com), and they often show the same saddle on both websites. In case one website would have a better deal on a saddle, saddles from both websites are shown.
Below: A horse and rider on a wooded trail.
Why Do Trail Riding Saddles Have A Saddle Horn?
While not all trail saddles have a saddle horn, many of them do. Saddle horns are perhaps best known as a tool used by working cowboys or cowgirls to dally or tie a rope to. This is often done when roping livestock, but is also useful when ponying other horses or dragging items, such as brush.
Saddle horns can have other purposes, too. They’re a great place to hold onto during a ride or when mounting or dismounting. Maybe their handiest feature for trail riders is that a saddle horn is a great place to hang items to keep them within easy reach: Pommel saddle bags come to mind, as do some styles of cell phone cases.
Below: Pommel saddle bags over the horn of a trail riding saddle.
Keep in mind, though, that not all saddle horns are the same. The saddle horn (and the saddle tree it’s connected to) on a roping saddle is designed to be extremely durable. The kind of durable that allows a rider to rope a large, fast-running bovine in rough country then dally to the horn to control it. That kind of use in a trail riding saddle would likely actually be abuse, and could cause serious harm to the horn or saddle, or even contribute to a serious wreck. Saddle horns can by handy for a variety of things, but they’re not all the same.
If the usefulness of a saddle horn isn’t a factor, some people simply prefer the look of a saddle with a horn versus one without.
Below: Trail riders head out on a trail ride.
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