This post is part of a series exploring the 10 most popular saddles from Horse Saddle Shop over the first half of 2013.
#7: Billy Cook 2175 | Price: $1661.50
Billy Cook High Country Rancher 2175 comes in at #7 on our list of Top 10 saddles for 2013.
Yet another high quality Billy Cook saddle that's built like a tank. And you sure can tell with this saddle weighing in at a hefty 44lbs.
If you're looking for a sturdy work saddle that's going to last for decades and provide a comfortable ride all day long, this Billy Cook is worth a look.
Billy Cook built the 2175 on a rawhide covered tree. The rawhide is going to provide extra strength which makes this a great working saddle. But one of the things we love is that, although this is a ranch saddle, it can also double as a trail saddle with its 2.5" short post horn and long saddle strings for extra gear on the trail.
The standard on Billy Cook ranch saddles, the 2175 comes with a hard seat, great for mounting and dismounting as well as providing a nice comfortable surface for long rides or a full day of work. And if you're going to be in it very long, you'll appreciate the tall 5" cantle with straight rawhide roll for a little extra back support.
We're also a fan of the 14" swell giving you something to lock your legs under when the time comes and a flat plate rigging for extra strength.
When it comes to tooling, Billy Cook does it right with hand stamped basket tooled leather everywhere you look on this saddle. We've always been a fan of the large Billy Cook tooled signature logo on the back of the cantle, just incase anyone has a questions about what you're riding!
This saddle comes outfitted with brass hardware and deep 3" rawhide laced roper stirrups.
Could you find a stronger, heavier saddle than the 2175? Maybe, but there aren't many. And for the price, you get American made, quality craftsmanship that is going to last for generations.
You can get more information on this saddle over at HorseSaddleShop.com.