HELP - Identify this saddle. - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,185
• Horses: 3
Exclamation HELP - Identify this saddle.

Hey guys,
Yesterday, I got a saddle for $40.50, and It was sold to me as a GP, but im wondering if any of you recognise what brand it is, and what it might have cost new, etc. Im in australia if that helps. ALSO how do I measure the saddle correctly, and how can I tell if it is mounted - I am asuming that it would be as it is a used saddle?

Thank you!! Can get more pics if required :)

I am sorry if the pictures are huge - they are ofr my camera that I have never used before - not great at still photos as it is a video camera :)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FILE0079.jpg (53.3 KB, 146 views)
File Type: jpg FILE0046.jpg (54.2 KB, 139 views)
File Type: jpg FILE0080.jpg (33.9 KB, 144 views)
sommsama09 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,481
• Horses: 2
I am not certain but it looks a bit like an old fashioned English "Show Saddle".
Ask Faye.
tinyliny is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 04:36 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 142
• Horses: 3
It is a well used Indian Leather GP, made by Saddlecraft now and sell new, fully mounted for $299.00. The price you paid for a second hand one of these is about what they normal get.. as long as the tree is sound (you should get this looked at before putting it on a horse, also check all the stitching, as it looks like it is coming apart in a few places) - to measure the seat size, take a measuring tape and measure from the button at the front of the saddle to the middle of the cantle (the high part of the back of the seat). It also looks like it has the original leathers and Nickel plated Stirrups. Hope this helps..

Horses only respect people who are consistent and fair and they only trust people they respect.
Angelina1 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,185
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelina1 View Post
It is a well used Indian Leather GP, made by Saddlecraft now and sell new, fully mounted for $299.00. The price you paid for a second hand one of these is about what they normal get.. as long as the tree is sound (you should get this looked at before putting it on a horse, also check all the stitching, as it looks like it is coming apart in a few places) - to measure the seat size, take a measuring tape and measure from the button at the front of the saddle to the middle of the cantle (the high part of the back of the seat). It also looks like it has the original leathers and Nickel plated Stirrups. Hope this helps..

Thank you VERY much :) I will get it checked before placing it on any horse/s. Amazing reconising skills - again, thank you alot, and thank you to the above poster!
sommsama09 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 07:02 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 142
• Horses: 3
No worries, dealing with, buying, selling and knowing saddles etc is my job!! As I own two saddleries

Horses only respect people who are consistent and fair and they only trust people they respect.
Angelina1 is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 12-17-2011, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,185
• Horses: 3
Haha well you got the know how thatsfor sure :)
sommsama09 is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 12-18-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,185
• Horses: 3
Angelina, are these saddles comfortable to ride in or not? Have you had any feedback from people who have/had them.. good or bad? I was reading another forum last night and one person said they were hard to find a horse that fit them well and they are best for wider and heavier horses...?
sommsama09 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 12-18-2011, 12:37 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cambridge, New Zealand
Posts: 995
• Horses: 3
OP - definitely an Indian made saddle of the earlier kind. Some are OK to ride in while others don't have the stirrupo bar recessed enough so they dig into your legs all the time.

The gullet plate is usually made of very thin metal so tha saddle is prone to spreading once you sit in it. As they are so cheap it is often better to get a new one rather than a second hand one.

TBH you wouold be best looking for a decent second hand saddle - one that has the saddlers name on a plate under the skirt.
Tnavas is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 12-18-2011, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,185
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tnavas View Post
OP - definitely an Indian made saddle of the earlier kind. Some are OK to ride in while others don't have the stirrupo bar recessed enough so they dig into your legs all the time.

The gullet plate is usually made of very thin metal so tha saddle is prone to spreading once you sit in it. As they are so cheap it is often better to get a new one rather than a second hand one.

TBH you wouold be best looking for a decent second hand saddle - one that has the saddlers name on a plate under the skirt.
Thank you, I was thinking of getting a different one for riding - one made to fit my horse, not some cheapy cruddy thing as I wouldnt want to hurt the horse. Thank you for your opinion.
sommsama09 is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 12-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
There's an easy way to check for a broken tree by holding the cantle of the saddle against your stomach and pulling the pommel toward you. If the tree is broken, you will definitely feel and see it as the seat will begin to fold. Usually, if a tree breaks, it is where the steel bridging of the pommel joins the wood seat frame. These cheaper saddles don't coat the wood trees which not only protects it from bugs but from warping or shrinkage due to weather changes. The steel is of poor quality. To test for this, try to squeeze the pommel together. If the steel is cracked, there will be movement as it seems to crack front to back. Your saddle is likely fine for flat work but don't add more risk if jumping. I've tried these saddles and felt propped up over the horses back compared to a quality saddle. The fit for the horse was ok.
Saddlebag is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Identify this saddle... lbrobinson Horse Tack and Equipment 6 11-09-2011 10:53 AM
Would like to identify western saddle nrobertb Horse Tack and Equipment 1 07-25-2011 12:09 AM
Help me identify this type of saddle justsambam08 Horse Tack and Equipment 3 05-24-2010 07:24 AM
Maybe you can identify this saddle? *pic heavy* SDS Horse Tack and Equipment 3 11-16-2008 07:18 PM
Ancient saddle - can anyone identify? 3neighs Horse Tack and Equipment 13 08-30-2008 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome