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15 1/2" Western Roping Saddle, made by Master Saddle Maker Heinz Patberg

Estimated price for orientation: 3 250 $

Category: Saddles

Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Saddle Type: Roping
Saddle Size: 15"

Up for sale is a Hand crafted Western saddle, made by my father Heinz Patberg out of Claresholm Alberta.Tree: Toots Mansfield tree, quarter horse bars, made by Rod Nikkel. Look up Rod, this tree is designed to fit your horse perfectly, as well holding up to any punishment you can throw at it. It's made from strong yet light white poplar, maple. Wrapped and hand stiched in rawhide. Leather: All Hermann Oak made in USA leather. Doubled and stitched where it needs to be. Rigging: Plate rigging by Bork and Sons out of Oregon, Cinch Made by Bork and Sons as well. Latigo is alum tanned for strength.Stirrups are stainless steel covered, hand made. Top quality. Seat: Water Buffalo padded seat patch. Being a working cowboy first and foremost, few saddle makers know how to put a seat in like Heinz. A working cowboy spends as much as 15 hrs or more a day in the saddle, seat comfort is absolutely paramount. The saddle wont sore your horse or your behind. The Cheyenne Roll is stiff as a board just as it needs to be. Maker: My dad Heinz has been making saddles for 50 years, being a working cowboy my dad makes saddles with the working cowboy in mind; fit your horse, fit your butt, hold up to punishment. I'm currently using a saddle he made 23 years ago, it's been roped off of too many times to count, the saddle is still in top shape. He has saddles out there that are still used regularity 20, 30, 40 years later. True craftsmenship is becoming harder and harder to find. In our society the notion of "price" is drummed into our heads over and over again, without the thought of cost. Which is more important? Price, or Cost? If you ride a lot, rope, or use a saddle to make your living purchasing a cheap factory made saddle will be more expensive than one that is custom made by a saddle maker with 50 years of experience. Buy a cheap saddle, it won't fit your horse, it will sore your behind, and will not stand up to continued hard use. Invest in a saddle like this, it will out last you, your children.