I was driving the other day and I spotted a box on the side of the road with the garbage at my farrier's house. I was going to drive right on by but I spotted something in the box so I stopped. The box was filled with all kinds of leather pieces and random tack. I took it all. The first pictures I'm not sure what they are. I have some guesses but I would like to hear from you guys. They don't look to me to be in super shape so I might end up getting rid of them. The rest of the pictures are of the prize of the bunch.
The first items are skid boots. They are used to protect the rear fetlocks on a reining horse from being burned during the sliding stop. That breast collar is a high dollar item, I would certainly contact your farrier, let him know what you did, and make sure it's okay. He may have had them setting out there for some other reason.
Ohh sid boots. That would explain why I didn't reconize them. I'm an english rider and I'm not very educated on the whole reining thing. As for the breast coller, I'm very sure that my farrier put them out to throw out, but just in case I'll ask him next time I see him. My farrier has a horse trainer wife that seems to be very wastefull. In the box there was TONS of stuff. Professional choice boots, splint boots, a couple of bad bridles, 2 more breast collers (not like this one at all they were completely leather and pretty stiff) an english girth and reins, plus more and more. Last year my dad recovered 3 english saddles and some brand new turnout blankets from their dumpster. Not all of the stuff from the box was in good shape though. Some I had to throw out myself.
And on that note I will talk to my farrier tomorrow and ask him if he ment to throw it out. If he says I can keep it I'll be selling it. I don't see myself owning nor riding in a western saddle any time soon so therefor there is no need for me to be keeping it.
Do you have any idea on who is the maker, is there a leather mark anywhere? Both of the above are Circle Y
However, a lot depends on the maker and the quality of the silver. This one looks awfully close to the style of yours.
That last link looks a lot like it. There are some differances but certainly the closest thing to it that i've seen. I also can't find any marks on it that would give a maker. Is there a certain place that a mark would be?