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Billy Royal® Classic Basketweave Square Skirt Western Saddle

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Billy Royal® Classic Basketweave Square Skirt Western Saddle
Durable Enough for Work, Exceptional Enough for Show
Durable Enough for Work, Exceptional Enough for Show

The Basketweave Square Skirt Western Work Saddle is durable and elegant, perfect for everyday use, and suitable for the show ring. The leather has a hand-tooled basketweave pattern that looks lovely and intricate. This saddle is built on custom-made wooden trees and is designed to fit various horses. Its top-tier craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and functional elegance make it an excellent choice for enhancing your riding experience, whether working or showing.

  • Crafted with the finest hand-selected hides for a long-lasting saddle
  • Features a beautiful, delicate basketweave pattern hand tooled into the leather
  • Built on custom-made wooden trees made to fit a wide range of horses
  • Constructed with full horse bars to fit comfortably on wider backs
  • Skirt Size: 29"L x 16" W
  • Gullet Width: 6 1/2"

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Key Benefits
Fine Hand Tooling
Fine Hand Tooling
Billy Royal® saddles are renowned for their superior craftsmanship. Each saddle is meticulously crafted using the finest hand-selected hides, ensuring a saddle that's long-lasting and a work of art.
Pre-Turned Fenders
Pre-Turned Fenders
The saddle offers pre-turned fenders, lined to provide an already broken-in feel. This feature helps to keep your leg in the correct position, promoting better riding form and comfort.
Built for Today's Horses
Built for Today's Horses
With full horse bars and a 6 1/2" gullet on our custom-made trees, this saddle is designed to fit today's modern horse breeds. From Arabians to Quarter Horses, it accommodates a wide range of conformations.
Balanced Padded Seat
Balanced Padded Seat
The saddle has a hand-shaped and padded seat, providing excellent balance. The thoughtful design helps keep you centered, optimizing performance in both work and show environments.
Heavy Duty Hardware
Heavy Duty Hardware
The saddle has strong stainless steel rings at both the front and back, which can be used to attach various types of training aids. The sturdy hardware, leather tie strap, and off-billet make the saddle more versatile.

Q:    Will this saddle fit my horse?
A:   Billy Royal saddles have a custom tree that has been modified to fit the majority of breeds, from Arabians to QH’s. All saddles are guaranteed to fit you and your horse or return it at our expense.

Q:   What kind of tree does a Billy Royal saddle have?
A:   Billy Royal saddle have wooden trees that are rawhide wrapped best fitting tree. They are custom designed to fit the modern conformations of today’s horses. All of the Billy Royal saddle trees have a lifetime warranty.

Q:   Will these saddles fit a draft?
A:   Draft breeds typically need an extra wide gullet (Full QH bar or better). Billy Royal saddles have a wide gullet.

Q:   Does the Billy Royal saddle have a full bar?
A:   Yes, the bars in the Billy Royal saddles are considered full and will fit Quarter Horses, Arabians, Appaloosas, Paints and POA’s.

Q:   Where are the trees for Billy Royal saddles made?
A:   The trees were designed by Schneider’s and are made in Mexico.

Q:   Where do I measure for the gullet to see if it fits my horse?
A:   The gullet is measured where the pommel meets the skirt. The gullet measurement is taken on the outside edges going across that area.

Q:   Does the gullet width have anything to do with the bars?
A:   No.

Q:   What are saddle bars?
A:   The bars are the actual angles of each of the long internal pieces of the tree that go along the horses back. The function of the bar is to distribute the weight of the saddle evenly across the back of the horse.

Q:   Where are the saddles made?
A:   All Billy Royal saddles are made in Mexico.

Q:   What is ralide?
A:   Ralide trees are formed from molded polyethylene. Ralide trees are formed in a single unit with no seams or separate pieces that can come loose. Most ralide trees have a 5 year warranty.

Q:   How short will the stirrups go?
A:   Typically, if the rider has a 28” inseam, the saddles should fit nicely.

Q:   Can I order shorter fenders?
A:   We don’t encourage it since the fenders will not match the saddle and the lead time is around 6 months.

Q:   What kind of silver is on the show saddles?
A:   The silver on all show saddles is sterling silver plate and all silver is hand engraved.

Q:   What is the difference between the 3 work saddles?
A:   The Classic Work saddle is a basic work saddle that has all the bells and whistles of the Billy Royal brand. This is our #1 seller. The Comfort Classic work saddle had oiled leather and feels broke in right away. The Pro Work saddle has finished, fully lined fenders and seat jockey to provide greater durability and comfort for you and your horse. It has double bound/layered cantle.

Q:   How do I clean roughout saddles?
A:   Roughout saddles are maintenance free. If the saddle is dusty or muddy, simply take a brush to remove the dust and mud.

Q:   How do I take care of the silver?
A:   Sterling Silver plate requires the same cleaning as Sterling Silver. We recommend Haggerty’s Silver product or Goddard Silver products.

Q:   My silver has turned yellow. Is it defective?
A:   No. There is a thin coating of lacquer applied to the silver trim to keep the saddle free of tarnishing agents. As it ages, it needs to be removed. It will take a little elbow grease with Haggerty’s or Goddard’s silver products, but will clean up beautifully and maintain a bright shine.

Q:   What is the difference between extended purchase and a lease?
A:   A lease can be taken for a term of either 1 or 2 years and can be purchased at the end of the term or returned to us. Extended purchases allow you to take payments for a term of up to 3 years in which you own the saddle at the end of the term.

Q:   What are the interest rates of the extended purchase terms?
A:   1 year is at 12.9%, 2 years is at 13.9% and the full 3 years is at 14.9%

Q:   What saddles can be financed?
A:   Any saddle or therapy product over 500.00 can be financed.

Silver Care

We use sterling silver plate on all of our Western show equipment. Sterling silver plate will keep its beautiful shine for years and years and requires the same amount of cleaning and care as sterling silver overlay.

All of the silver has a lacquer coating to protect the silver from air born tarnishing agents. If the silver should start to turn a yellow or gold color or becomes brittle and appears to flake, that is just aging lacquer. It is not defective. The lacquer just needs to be removed and is easily removed with silver polish or sprays. Once the lacquer is removed, routine cleaning is necessary.

Your silver should be wiped down after each use and polished on a regular basis to keep its beautiful high gloss shine. It is important to immediately wipe down any silver, such as Romel reins, that come in direct contact with the horse’s body, to eliminate the buildup of dirt and sweat. We highly recommend Schneider’s Silver sleeves to be used between use. The Silver Sleeves are infused with an anti-tarnishing agent and are wrapped around the silver pieces. Any brand of silver polish or spray can be used for routine cleaning.

Any brand of silver polish will quickly remove any built up tarnish. It is best to use sprays on larger areas and creams or wipes on smaller areas.

Billy Royal®
Western Saddles may be returned for FREE within 10 days. Simply email service@sstack.com or call us at 1-800-365-1311 for a free return label. Products must be in new condition. *Please note this offer is only applicable to customers within the United States.

Q:    Will this saddle fit my horse?
A:   Billy Royal saddles have a custom tree that has been modified to fit the majority of breeds, from Arabians to QH’s. All saddles are guaranteed to fit you and your horse or return it at our expense.

Q:   What kind of tree does a Billy Royal saddle have?
A:   Billy Royal saddle have wooden trees that are rawhide wrapped best fitting tree. They are custom designed to fit the modern conformations of today’s horses. All of the Billy Royal saddle trees have a lifetime warranty.

Q:   Will these saddles fit a draft?
A:   Draft breeds typically need an extra wide gullet (Full QH bar or better). Billy Royal saddles have a wide gullet.

Q:   Does the Billy Royal saddle have a full bar?
A:   Yes, the bars in the Billy Royal saddles are considered full and will fit Quarter Horses, Arabians, Appaloosas, Paints and POA’s.

Q:   Where are the trees for Billy Royal saddles made?
A:   The trees were designed by Schneider’s and are made in Mexico.

Q:   Where do I measure for the gullet to see if it fits my horse?
A:   The gullet is measured where the pommel meets the skirt. The gullet measurement is taken on the outside edges going across that area.

Q:   Does the gullet width have anything to do with the bars?
A:   No.

Q:   What are saddle bars?
A:   The bars are the actual angles of each of the long internal pieces of the tree that go along the horses back. The function of the bar is to distribute the weight of the saddle evenly across the back of the horse.

Q:   Where are the saddles made?
A:   All Billy Royal saddles are made in Mexico.

Q:   What is ralide?
A:   Ralide trees are formed from molded polyethylene. Ralide trees are formed in a single unit with no seams or separate pieces that can come loose. Most ralide trees have a 5 year warranty.

Q:   How short will the stirrups go?
A:   Typically, if the rider has a 28” inseam, the saddles should fit nicely.

Q:   Can I order shorter fenders?
A:   We don’t encourage it since the fenders will not match the saddle and the lead time is around 6 months.

Q:   What kind of silver is on the show saddles?
A:   The silver on all show saddles is sterling silver plate and all silver is hand engraved.

Q:   What is the difference between the 3 work saddles?
A:   The Classic Work saddle is a basic work saddle that has all the bells and whistles of the Billy Royal brand. This is our #1 seller. The Comfort Classic work saddle had oiled leather and feels broke in right away. The Pro Work saddle has finished, fully lined fenders and seat jockey to provide greater durability and comfort for you and your horse. It has double bound/layered cantle.

Q:   How do I clean roughout saddles?
A:   Roughout saddles are maintenance free. If the saddle is dusty or muddy, simply take a brush to remove the dust and mud.

Q:   How do I take care of the silver?
A:   Sterling Silver plate requires the same cleaning as Sterling Silver. We recommend Haggerty’s Silver product or Goddard Silver products.

Q:   My silver has turned yellow. Is it defective?
A:   No. There is a thin coating of lacquer applied to the silver trim to keep the saddle free of tarnishing agents. As it ages, it needs to be removed. It will take a little elbow grease with Haggerty’s or Goddard’s silver products, but will clean up beautifully and maintain a bright shine.

Q:   What is the difference between extended purchase and a lease?
A:   A lease can be taken for a term of either 1 or 2 years and can be purchased at the end of the term or returned to us. Extended purchases allow you to take payments for a term of up to 3 years in which you own the saddle at the end of the term.

Q:   What are the interest rates of the extended purchase terms?
A:   1 year is at 12.9%, 2 years is at 13.9% and the full 3 years is at 14.9%

Q:   What saddles can be financed?
A:   Any saddle or therapy product over 500.00 can be financed.

Silver Care

We use sterling silver plate on all of our Western show equipment. Sterling silver plate will keep its beautiful shine for years and years and requires the same amount of cleaning and care as sterling silver overlay.

All of the silver has a lacquer coating to protect the silver from air born tarnishing agents. If the silver should start to turn a yellow or gold color or becomes brittle and appears to flake, that is just aging lacquer. It is not defective. The lacquer just needs to be removed and is easily removed with silver polish or sprays. Once the lacquer is removed, routine cleaning is necessary.

Your silver should be wiped down after each use and polished on a regular basis to keep its beautiful high gloss shine. It is important to immediately wipe down any silver, such as Romel reins, that come in direct contact with the horse’s body, to eliminate the buildup of dirt and sweat. We highly recommend Schneider’s Silver sleeves to be used between use. The Silver Sleeves are infused with an anti-tarnishing agent and are wrapped around the silver pieces. Any brand of silver polish or spray can be used for routine cleaning.

Any brand of silver polish will quickly remove any built up tarnish. It is best to use sprays on larger areas and creams or wipes on smaller areas.

We offer several financing options on items over $500. To apply for financing, click here.

Extended Purchase
12, 18, 24, 30, and 36-month financing on items over $500. Credit worthy customers may choose any of 5 payment plans. Matching equipment may be included. The annual percentage rate varies from 12.9% to 14.99% depending on the terms of the plan. There is a $35 initial non-refundable processing fee. Any down payment reduces the amount to be financed.

Lease
Practically all our English and Western saddles are available for a 1- or 2-year lease. At the end of your lease, you have the option to purchase the saddle. The first month's payment and processing fees are due at signing.

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