Dakota saddles, including their line of barrel racing saddles, are known for high quality at affordable prices. Dakota Saddlery is located in Idler, Alabama. They use excellent materials in their saddle making, including leather from the USA.
Below: A Dakota barrel racing saddle from HorseSaddleShop. This one is the Dakota Oak Leaf barrel saddle 300. It has a rounded skirt, 7/8 in-skirt rigging, and weighs approximately 29 pounds.
HorseSaddleShop.com image. Used with permission.
Comparison Shop For Dakota Barrel Saddles
Below are Dakota barrel saddles for sale from eBay and HorseSaddleShop.com (aka eSaddles).
- 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.
The Dakota barrel saddles from HorseSaddleShop’s shown below are mostly new, but occasionally you can find a used one. They are arranged in the order from least expensive on up.
What Makes A Barrel Racing Saddle Different?
Barrel racing saddles are designed for maximum durability, a secure ride, the freedom to allow a horse to run at top speed, and comfort for both horse and rider. Typically, a barrel racing saddle will have in-skirt rigging to allow for closer contact of the rider to the horse, a high cantle, and a deep seat. Barrel saddle trees are designed to be light weight and flexible enough to allow the horse to move in the tight turns and long strides required for a winning run. Saddle horns on barrel racing saddles are usually tall and upright, designed to allow the rider a secure, easy grip in order to keep themselves stable during hard, fast turns.
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