New to this forum but I was researching a bull whip i want to sell and found your question about the saddle. This is not timely but here it is. I have lived in Oklahoma City area most of my life. Raised Appaloosas (Plaudit stud bought from Hank Wiescamp in early 70's) and have dealt with Bentley Gafford for years in OKC cowtown. Very old and well respected outfit. I bought a 20 ft bull whip from them in the late 60's and it is still very good. I have ridden some Bentley Gafford saddles and thought a lot of them.
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