You would think selling a saddle would be pretty straight forward. I can sell anything else, non horse related, without getting the crazies I get selling anything remotely to do with equines.
16″ western saddle for sale.
Old handmade roping saddle, has seen a lot of use. Still in very useable shape, well oiled and broke in. Has minor scuffs all over saddle and dally marks on horn, nothing major. Saddle over all sound. Semi QH bars. Medium oil with basketweave tooling. Very deep slick seat. All leather ties newly replaced. All rigging has been checked and oiled, fenders are solid, stirrups are rawhide wrapped oak. Solid sound rawhide wrapped hardwood tree. Weighs about 60 pounds. No trades. $275 call xxx-xxx-xxxx.
Now I think my ad is pretty complete. No confusion. (I am really stupid.) Just because I am sure this ad is full of information, pretty complete, answers many questions, doesn’t mean a bloody thing.
The following is a short list of some of the questions I received.
Is the seat adjustable?
Do you have an adult sized Saddle? My butt is a 42″ (I really like this one)
How do you remove the semi QH bars? I want to use it on my registered QH.
Will this fit a pony and my kids? (Kind of get a mental picture of saddled children)
If this is only 16″ isn’t it just a toy?
So this is only good for someone under 60 pounds!?
You can’t sell handmade saddles they are not safe, don’t you know that? (Cowboys and indians all over the West should have waited for factory saddles)
What kind of Horn is it made of? (WTH This one threw me for awhile)
Is this good for sex games? (Hmmmm, what?)
What happened to the seat to make it slick? Is the padding completely gone?
Ad says it is broke in, but doesn’t say where it is broken or if it can be fixed?
Do you still have the leather fenders? I don’t rope cows so don’t need solid fenders. (Mental pic of ’50’s Cadillac fenders on a saddle)
What are dally marks? (Marks on horn from catching the rope on horn to stop momentem of cows. This is a fair question, I only included it to add the following question.)
You spelled daily wrong. (Um nope)
How much would you sell if for without the rigging? I don’t rope. I just ride trails.
Will this fit my husband? (Does this follow the sex games question or ? I wonder if she a) wants to ride more comfortably on her husband’s back or b) thinks I have intimate knowledge of her husband to know the size of his butt.
Has this saddle been used?
Will this fit other horses beside semi QH?
How tall a horse will this fit?
Will this fit my horse?
Will this fit a Cow?
Is it heavy?
I am just beginning to ride, Does it have a seatbelt? Or is that what the ties are for?
Is roping the brand name?
How old is this horse?
Has this horse been shown much?
What if my horse can’t put it on? (Now I am really confused.)
Can you ride in this Saddle? (I can, but not sure about you.)
Would it be lighter without the tree thing?
Do you have the title or papers for this?
Would you take $50? I don’t think anyone will buy It is handmade, but I can’t be picky I need a saddle.
Is this good for dressage?
Is delivery or mailing included? (They are 1900 miles away. Mailing a 60 pound saddle with boxing heavy enough not to disinigrate under the stress would be prohibitive in price. And though I love road trips, nope.)
In the end, I donated it to the 4H.