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Postby Bruce » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:02 am

LazyWP wrote:
Bruce wrote:Nice looking saddle WP, if you get tired of the squeak's set it upside down on the floor and sprinkle a little baby powder into the underwork's.........
you'll smell nicer to :)


Gettin most of the squeaks worked out. I have owned it for a week, and I think I have trailed cattle for close to 150 miles so far in it. I have decided that I am going to have to add something to the horn. I am not a true slick horner, and I got blisters to prove it.


150 divided by 7 = 21.5 ............so what have you been doing after lunch?? lol
I take a lenght of 3 or 4 strand cotton rope and unravel it and wrap my horn with one of the "strand's" little bit more bite than mule hide but still take's some getting used to if your used to rubber. I wrapped my boy's horn with vet wrap and covered with mule hide, look's nice and lot's of bite but it has a tendency to twist if you rope lot's or big.
Definitely the slicker the horn the longer the rope!!!

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Postby Faster horses » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:24 am

HAY MAKER wrote:
Faster horses wrote:
HAY MAKER wrote:that looks like a well made saddle, believe you are right about the roughout and buckin rolls, both come in mighty handy on these high strung 2 year olds, especially if some varmint comes running outa a brush pile :mad:
good luck



And that, my friends, comes from a true believer. Been-there, done that
guy.
:wink: :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

We're ready for another story anytime, Haymaker. You tell some
really interesting ones...and I mean that sincerely.

And I'll agree on the rough-out seat. Really makes a difference.
Now that I have my knees fixed, I hope to ride again and since I sold my Earl Twist saddle way back when, I am looking for a saddle. I really like the
look of the Wade's but for me, I don't want one. I want a light weight
saddle that is stout enough to rope something out of. (And I don't rope...)

Nice saddle, WP. I bet you will really enjoy it!!



FH, you oughta look at the Lady McCalls, hear they make a good light weight saddle for ladies.
good luck


Thanks Haymaker. I have looked at the Lady McCalls quite awhile
back and they only offered them in a slick fork. I really don't want a
slick fork, I'm just not used to them and I'd probably never ride
enough again to get used to one. I sure admire the looks of them
and appreciate the people who ride them, they just aren't for me.
Now for a saddle to set in my office, that would be the kind!! They
look so neat!

I don't even want a new saddle to break in, at this point. Kings
Saddlery at Sheridan, Wyoming has a lot of used saddles so we'll
stop in there and see what they have. Usually there are rows upon
rows to choose from.

Mr.FH got a roping saddle from Rafter W Saddlery in Idaho and it was a good
one, pretty lightweight, especially compared to his custom made
Jerome saddle.
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Postby HAY MAKER » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:48 am

I dont know of a saddle maker better'n Rafter W...............good luck

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Postby Faster horses » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:58 am

HAY MAKER wrote:I dont know of a saddle maker better'n Rafter W...............good luck


You must know him?

Gale Jerome in Montana doesn't make saddles any longer, I don't
think, but at one time he was the 'GO TO' saddlemaker for the
cowboys in SW Montana. He really made good saddles, had a lot
of pride of workmanship and was very particular about the trees
he used. Only problem was, he made all those saddles stout
enough to rope a bull and they were HEAVY. And when you are young,
that's not so bad, but when you get 67 years old with a bad
back, they are just too darn heavy. Mr. FH Jerome saddle is
25 years old, has stood the test of time and is really nice to ride,
after you get it on a horse! :wink:
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Postby HAY MAKER » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:23 pm

Faster horses wrote:
HAY MAKER wrote:I dont know of a saddle maker better'n Rafter W...............good luck


You must know him?

Gale Jerome in Montana doesn't make saddles any longer, I don't
think, but at one time he was the 'GO TO' saddlemaker for the
cowboys in SW Montana. He really made good saddles, had a lot
of pride of workmanship and was very particular about the trees
he used. Only problem was, he made all those saddles stout
enough to rope a bull and they were HEAVY. And when you are young,
that's not so bad, but when you get 67 years old with a bad
back, they are just too darn heavy. Mr. FH Jerome saddle is
25 years old, has stood the test of time and is really nice to ride,
after you get it on a horse! :wink:


My brother iis a big fan of Rafter W saddles, all he used still has a couple I been trying to beat him outa one of them for years, lotsa tooling on it which was unusual.
good luck

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Postby flyingS » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:41 pm

Bruce wrote:
LazyWP wrote:
Bruce wrote:Nice looking saddle WP, if you get tired of the squeak's set it upside down on the floor and sprinkle a little baby powder into the underwork's.........
you'll smell nicer to :)


Gettin most of the squeaks worked out. I have owned it for a week, and I think I have trailed cattle for close to 150 miles so far in it. I have decided that I am going to have to add something to the horn. I am not a true slick horner, and I got blisters to prove it.


150 divided by 7 = 21.5 ............so what have you been doing after lunch?? lol
I take a lenght of 3 or 4 strand cotton rope and unravel it and wrap my horn with one of the "strand's" little bit more bite than mule hide but still take's some getting used to if your used to rubber. I wrapped my boy's horn with vet wrap and covered with mule hide, look's nice and lot's of bite but it has a tendency to twist if you rope lot's or big.
Definitely the slicker the horn the longer the rope!!!


Bruce, I tried the cotton, I didn't like that it didn't seem to last very long. I unravel an old nylon rope and wrap my horn with that. I have tried leaving 2 strands twisted as well as a single strand. I like the single strand the best. With the nylon it is still slick enough to slide but you can stop it. It generally last me at least a year before I have to re-wrap my horn, mainly dragging calves to the branding fire. One of the biggest keys to making a wrap like this last is to put it on clockwise so that every time you dally you are tightening your wrap down instead of loosening it.

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Postby Bruce » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:43 pm

flyingS wrote:
Bruce wrote:
LazyWP wrote:
Bruce wrote:Nice looking saddle WP, if you get tired of the squeak's set it upside down on the floor and sprinkle a little baby powder into the underwork's.........
you'll smell nicer to :)


Gettin most of the squeaks worked out. I have owned it for a week, and I think I have trailed cattle for close to 150 miles so far in it. I have decided that I am going to have to add something to the horn. I am not a true slick horner, and I got blisters to prove it.


150 divided by 7 = 21.5 ............so what have you been doing after lunch?? lol
I take a lenght of 3 or 4 strand cotton rope and unravel it and wrap my horn with one of the "strand's" little bit more bite than mule hide but still take's some getting used to if your used to rubber. I wrapped my boy's horn with vet wrap and covered with mule hide, look's nice and lot's of bite but it has a tendency to twist if you rope lot's or big.
Definitely the slicker the horn the longer the rope!!!


Bruce, I tried the cotton, I didn't like that it didn't seem to last very long. I unravel an old nylon rope and wrap my horn with that. I have tried leaving 2 strands twisted as well as a single strand. I like the single strand the best. With the nylon it is still slick enough to slide but you can stop it. It generally last me at least a year before I have to re-wrap my horn, mainly dragging calves to the branding fire. One of the biggest keys to making a wrap like this last is to put it on clockwise so that every time you dally you are tightening your wrap down instead of loosening it.


Thanks FlyingS, I'll try it with nylon, it would be nice if it lasted better!!

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Postby LazyWP » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:06 pm

My old saddle, I left some rubber, under the nylon, then wrapped it like Flyin S said. I got 2 year out of mine, but I don't rope near as much as he does either.


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