Affordable Dakota roping saddles for serious ropers. Dakota Saddlery is known for making quality roping saddles and other tack at working cowboy prices. Dakota Saddlery is located in Ider, Alabama and uses quality materials in their saddle making, including leather from the USA.
Below: A Dakota roping saddle. This one is the Dakota roper 501-c. It has 7/8 rigging, basketweave hand tooling, and a Cheyenne roll cantle. Dakota saddles are made in Ider, Alabama.
From eBay and 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.
Roping Saddle Riggings
You may have noticed that roping saddles are often described as “double rigged.” This means they have a front rigging and a back rigging. The front rigging holds the front cinch and the back rigging holds the back cinch (which might also be called the “flank cinch” or the “flank strap”). Roping saddles are double rigged instead of single rigged (having a front cinch only) because the double rigging is superior to handle the stresses of roping.
Below: A Dakota roping saddle with a young roper. This saddle is double-rigged, meaning it has both a front and back cinch.
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