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Enjoy the antique saddles below submitted by our visitors and see if you can't imagine being along for the ride with some of these beauties.
We're always interested in hearing any information any reader has on any of these saddles and makers, so feel free to drop us a line.
The make-over included straigtening and re-rawhiding the tree and replacing the leather, using the patterns from the old leather.
Pat finished it off with a nickel horn, brass conchos and ox bow stirrups.
It's built for they more narrow backed horse of that era, rather than the broader stiockier horses of today.
VINTAGE ARABIAN SHOW SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Beth from Washington The story that Beth heard about this saddle is that it was custom built for one of the top Arabian stallions in the United States in the early 1900's. VINTAGE ROPING SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Gregory from Tennessee The only marking on this saddle is the number 263. The saddle is a dark oil and widely tooled (common for this period), including a horse head on each of the fenders.
As Lance puts it: "Built back when a quarter horse actually had withers and not a round barrel!
" As you can see from the photo, it also was built back when cowboys were smaller and there was no such thing as a 17" seat!
It has a 12 inch seat, so Kennae thinks it may be a small pony or youth saddle There's no maker or other identifying marks on the saddle.
It was made in Sonora Mexico and is a solid, heavy, well built "using" saddle.
All parts are original except for the saddle strings and sheepskin.
Karen shares that it looks hand made or at least hand carved. STERNBERG BEARTRAP SADDLE Lester from Wyoming This handsome saddle was made by the A. Lester has researched the saddle and knows that it was produced between 19.
Some restoration has been done, but only a few of the parts are not original.