Lightweight (or “light weight”) barrel racing saddles are a favorite among many barrel racers.
Lighter weight barrel saddles are popular for several reasons, including shaving fractions of a second off time in a barrel race, and for ease of handling for barrel racers of any age.
Most of the barrel saddles below weigh in at 25 pounds (approximately) or less. This is light for barrel saddles, as it’s not uncommon to them weighing in at 30 pounds and over.
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Below: The Circle Y Kelly Kaminsky Blaze barrel saddle from HorseSaddleShop. With Circle Y’s Flex2 saddle tree, floral tooling, and in-skirt rigging. This beautiful saddle weighs in at a skimpy 22 pounds (approximately).
From eBay and HorseSaddleShop
This page makes it easy to compare saddle prices and selection between major online sellers.
The HorseSaddleShop barrel saddles shown below typically weigh 25 pounds (approximately) or less. Please note that larger seat sizes might weigh a little more.
Always double-check the weight of any barrel saddle you might be interested in before making a purchase!
Hint: When using the link above to see HorseSaddleShop’s barrel saddles, use the sorting feature at the left (for desktop) or tap “Show Filters” (on mobile) to see barrel saddles according to weight.
Lightweight Barrel Saddles And Quality
When shopping for a lightweight barrel racing saddle, beware of light saddles that are “too good to be true.” While many respected and trustworthy saddleries make quality lightweight barrel racing saddles, there are nonetheless saddle makers that make an inferior product at a low price. If the price seems too good to be true, exercise caution before making a purchase.
HorseSaddleShop takes pride in offering only quality lightweight barrel saddles for sale. eBay, on the other hand, has sellers that offer both quality saddles and cheap, inferior saddles. Use caution accordingly.
A Few Lightweight Barrel Saddle Standouts
Below are three different lightweight barrel racing saddles by three different well-known and respected saddleries.
Below: The Denero Barrel Racing Saddle by American Saddlery from HorseSaddleShop. This saddles weighs in at 25 pounds (approximately) and has a 5″ laced cantle, roughout seat jockeys and fenders, and an affordable price tag.
Below: The classic Billy Cook Barrel Saddle 1524 from HorseSaddleShop. In-skirt 7/8 rigging, 5″ silver laced cantle, and a rawhide braided horn. This lightweight barrel saddle weighs in at a modest 25 pounds (approximately).
Below: The Circle Y Josey-Mitchell Lightweight Lightspeed barrel saddle from HorseSaddleShop. Regular or wide tree, rawhide braided saddle horn, beautiful chocolate color, and an approximate weight of 24 pounds.
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