Does anyone know anything about these brands and how nice of saddles they are, and about what they might be worth? I have three Western saddles by these brands (two of which I inherited), but was primarily an English rider, and haven’t ridden Western in about 10 years.
The Dakota is about 15 years old and has been mostly out of use for nearly 10 of those years. It’s a 15" barrel saddle.
The Longhorn Billy Cook is around 30 years old, has been out of use for close to 10 years as well, but has been well used before that. It’s a 15.5" roping saddle. I’ve heard about Texas-made vs. Oklahoma-made Billy Cooks and can’t find anything saying where it was made, but only Longhorn Billy Cook markings.
The Hereford Tex Tan is probably from the '60s or '70s, has been out of use for many years, but is well used with some of the leather replaced (including the fenders). It’s a 15" trail/pleasure saddle. It doesn’t have Hereford Tex Tan marked anywhere on it anymore due to the fact that the leather that was marked with it has been replaced, but it does have a serial number on the leather behind the cantle.