My neighbor does estate sales and found a saddle that he sold to us for $25. I figured, meh, $25, no big deal might as well buy it even if it just becomes an ornament. However, I would like to be able to use it. It has been unloved for a long time, looks like someone was spray painting near it and didn't care to cover it up, was filthy and needed oiling very badly. I did some care on it and the leather softened up quite a bit but I think it'll need to be done again.
Can anyone tell me about this saddle? Anyone have any experiences? I don't know how old it is, if it's just a piece of junk, if it would be okay to use for trail rides, etc.
Here are the pics..