O today I bought a saddle, I needed one since my other one is within its last years..
It was 150 - and I talked her down to 60, if she kept all the fixings (bridle, girth, stirrups, pad ect) and because it was pretty beat up. Turns out she gave me all the fixings regardless... The tree is sound, the stitching and leather are in pretty good condition.
Its pretty old saddle, dark oil, but finally is the seat I need.
I am kinda baffled there are some quirks that I haven't seen in a saddle before
Usually the "handle" on the front is detatchable - this one is not.
And the underside is fabric, not leather.
The stitching is fantastic, while it shows some wear, its still good.
Included are some pictures - by the looks of the maker its G.G. Keifer Sattelmacher, Munchen and there is another number on the back of the saddle, a metal tag, and then more numbers by the girth straps. Then there is general pictures of the saddle.
I have a few questions...
What do you think the age is?
WHY is the underside fabric??? I have NEVER seen this.
(last one is a little wonky because its unbalanced on the chair. But gives shape and style of saddle)