This is my BO's saddle. I rode in it on a trail ride today and found it to be super comfortable. Most western saddles (and some english) make my pubic bones hurt after a while, this one I was super comfortable in. It also appears to fit my mare well, but I know nothing about western saddles. On my way back in I commented to the BO that the saddle was super nice and she said "well make me an offer on it." I am seriously considering doing so. It fits my mare nicely, my mare is so arena sour right now that I think we will be doing lots of trail riding anyway (she loves the change in scenery, keeps her brain busy) and I am even considering trying out endurance, competitive trail riding, reining, or western speed stuff with her. She really needs her brain to be kept busy and working on her shoulders, a working walk and long and low just doesn't seem to be doing it for her (eventually want to get back into it with her but for now I think she needs a break after being a therapy horse).
Anyway, any opinions on fit would be great. I have no idea how much to offer her either. She bought it new 10 years ago for $900. Every nook and cranny is full of mold and it needs a serious oiling but other than that appears gently used. I was thinking of offering her $600?
Based on the serial number it is either 16 or 18 years old. Semi-quarter horse bars, 16" seat, color is regular oil. Manufactured in Sept. Of 95 or 93 (hard to read). I would offer $350, but wouldn't pay more than $400.
Seems to fit your horse - based on the picture of the gullet. The saddle appears to be in good condition and not well used. If the leather is supple and not stiff, $400ish is the right money - $600 is way over price.
Lol Got practice reading them when I was looking for a used good condition older Circle Y. I was wanting a certain age range and type. Plus on the site they have a handy dandy little thing to help read them.