Here’s an expert’s review of the Arbuckle Wade Ranch Saddle from the Billy Cook Saddlery.
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Today we’re looking at the Billy Cook Model 10-2182. It’s called the Arbuckle Wade Ranch Saddle. Now if you’ve never tried a Billy Cook, you might be wondering, “What makes this saddle so popular out of the hundreds of brand name saddles we sell here every year?” and the most obvious reason is that Billy Cook is just an extremely talented craftsman. We recommend all the Billy Cook models but there’s something very classical and elegant about the styling of his ranch saddles.
This Arbuckle Wade is the kind of saddle that you buy once in a lifetime and then you pass it on to your grandchildren. They really do last that long.
Let’s take a closer look at several of the features of this saddle so you can see what I mean. This saddle is just beautiful. It has got your typical split ranch seat which is really pretty comfortable. I’ve sat on this saddle and I can imagine sitting in it all day long which is exactly what you want in a ranch saddle.
Ok, take note of the rigging. This saddle has flat plate rigging with brass hardware. The stirrup is a rawhide pepper bell shape. Notice the twist of the stirrup. Billy Cook is one of the few saddle manufacturers that ships their fenders pre-twisted so you don’t have to worry about that when you get your new saddle.
This saddle has also got a beautifully-wrapped four-inch horn. Billy Cook uses the highest quality leather to make his saddles. This one is chestnut in color with waffle border tooling.
It also comes with a 27-strand mohair cinch and a matching tool flank strap. So if you’ve got a good saddle pad already, you will be ready to ride.
If you’re looking for a ranch saddle, I guess I don’t need to recommend this one. It just recommended itself, right?