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Old 08-06-2007, 09:43 PM  
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Billy Cook Saddle.. Appraisals please.

My brother-in-law was thinking of selling his Billy Cook Saddle but has NO clue what to ask for it.

It is a 17" seat, and comes with a Billy Cook Breast collar.

No clue on age as he bought it in a package with a horse and farm needs when he bought the place.

No clue what type of saddle it is (Pleasure, reining/roping etc.) So that would be helpful to know.

The saddle has been oiled but is a bit squeeky. He is selling it because he sold the horse and has no need for a saddle now and it's too big and too heavy for me.






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Old 08-06-2007, 09:58 PM  
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Ooooh, pretty! I'm in the market for one but that's out of my league!
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:31 AM  
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If it is a signed one in good condition, at least $1000 and up...
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Nice saddle!!! It is an equitation saddle. Not many saddles were made in a 17" back then, so either remeasure from the inside edge of the pommel to the front edge of the cantle, OR it's a custom made saddle. Either way it's worth about $800 and up.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:01 AM  
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A round here you could get $600 - 800. at the most. I believe that its a pleasure saddle. Most roping saddles have the hornes wraped but I could be wrong.
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Around here Billy Cooks are pretty popular.

It has an equitation seat. See how it's built up high toward the horn and then drops down toward the cantle. Thats to put the rider in the proper spot when showing their horse.

I agree you should re-measure, because there aren't too many 17" seats out there.

Nice saddle. I would start at $800.00. Check on E-bay to see what similar saddles are selling for. You might get more for it if you sold it that way too.
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750-850 for similar saddles that I've found. And believe me, I'm on a serious saddle search.
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I would price it at 800. I thought it looked like an all around, could be wrong.
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I'll have to measure it, I'm going by what he said but I though it look a tad small for a 17". Maybe it is a 16"? I ride in a 15" and this saddle was big to me.

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:26 AM  
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I would probaly say around 1000 if it's in good condition.
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Saddle was made in the late 60's, early 70's. Buckstitching was popular and the lacing on the cheyenne roll was a newer thing. Saddle appears to be in good condition. I'm wondering what the tree is made of. One indicator of a good saddle is the intricate rawhide braiding of the skirts behind the cantle.
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Question for ya, Slim. I thought that the Sulpher, OK Billy Cooks were the good ones and the Greenville, TX one were poorer quality?
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I don't think one can go strictly by where Billy Cook was located. From what I can see of this saddle, nothing was skimped, right down to the skirt lacing. The buck stitching is done by hand so a decent quality of leather would be used. This is probably one of the earlier show saddles when the color was sold as russet, a natural cowhide color. What I am seeing in many newer saddles, at least in the economy line is skimping-Stamping or tooling actually strengthens leather that is why even plain saddles had border tooling. We don't see much of that anymore. The dyes are also difficult to duplicate as many seem to sit on the surface like a paint and don't penetrate the leather. If I was saddle shopping this is one I'd definitely consider.
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When Billy Cook was in Greenville, he was still personally building some saddles. I'd much rather have a Greenville model than one he's currently manufacturing in Sulphur.
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Nice older saddle ~ you can't go wrong with a Billy Cook of any kind.

As for the squeak ~ pour baby powder in between the leather.
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A round here you could get $600 - 800. at the most. I believe that its a pleasure saddle. Most roping saddles have the hornes wraped but I could be wrong.
Just FYI - The horns dont come wrapped usually, the ropers add rubber to the horn after purchase. It is so the rope can grip and not slide when dallying (sp?).

It looks like a roping saddle to me, but is too low of a cantle for me personally. Also the stirrups look too skinny for ropers but not sure on that one, it could just be a different style.

It looks to be in really good condition, felt and everything, so I would bet you could get about 800 for it. Good luck.
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Nice looking saddle,I saw Billy Cook saddle advertised at store for $600.
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When Billy Cook was in Greenville, he was still personally building some saddles. I'd much rather have a Greenville model than one he's currently manufacturing in Sulphur.

Me too - the older ones were usually better quality then the newer ones in my opinion...

And yes, we add our own rubber strips to the horn... they come plain..
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For many years, a roping saddle was easily identified by the small D ring screwed into the forks and a leather lariat tie strap was attached. This saddle is not showing the D ring. Roping saddles often have more sloping shoulders on the forks so that the rope can slide back up the forks and not catch underneath sharper forks. This prevents a sideways jerk on the saddle.
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Nice older saddle ~ you can't go wrong with a Billy Cook of any kind.

As for the squeak ~ pour baby powder in between the leather.

That worked like a dream Oh it it was a nice riding saddle, It's just too bad I have told him that it was worth $800 to $1,000 and possibly more if sold on Ebay
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