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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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How do you identify your saddles if stolen?

We had a saddle stolen last year and it got me thinking more about what to do to identify mine. I know the chances of recovery are slim but I always have my eye out for mine. It has a couple identifying marks.. but then I could not prove it was mine from those marks.
How do you or do you mark your saddles?


Still burns my behind that someone took what we worked hard to own.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 PM
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My saddle has some marks (unintentional!! Darn barn cat climbing up it and it got dripped on!!!) and I took detailed photos of it too, it's also numbered because its handmade custom, the maker has a number for each saddle.
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All mine are custom made and I have tooling on them that has ether my name on it, and or an ace of spades on the fenders, so I can recognise them from a distance easily if they ever got stolen. What you could do is go and get a set of leather stamps, Tandy Leather sell them on line, and stamp your name on it somewhere.
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Mine is a roping trophy saddle and my daughters has her name on back skirt.. But hubby's and the extra one we have don't have any markings on them. Could you lift skirt and put some kind of mark on it.? Or get a stamp kit and put your initials on it somewhere.?
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Well my current saddle has my name on the back and is fairly distinct looking light oil with light blue seat. However that one doesn't fit me anymore so it will be getting sold or traded

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post #7 of 11 Old 03-18-2013, 07:52 PM
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Stamp your name and DL # in a good place like under a skirt. Somewhat hidden but wont effect the sale value if you decide to get rid of it, like your name in 5" capital letters across the cantle :)

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My friend is the New Mexico rep for the Saddle Network. There is a monthly fee ($6 I think) and the rep takes photos for your file and then attaches a tag to the saddle that has microchip in it. It does not have a gps or anything fancy but if by chance the stolen saddle is recovered or scanned somewhere else it can be traced back to you.
She was approached by this company because her horse trailer with all her tack and camping gear was stolen from her driveway. That was three years ago. She had a custom specialized saddle she was(still is) making payments on, she was also the rep for that saddle co.
Two months ago she saw her saddle on a horse on a for sale flyer on a feed store and reported it. She now has it back, much worse for wear though.
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Stamp your name and DL # in a good place like under a skirt. Somewhat hidden but wont effect the sale value if you decide to get rid of it, like your name in 5" capital letters across the cantle :)
I like the idea of hiding your name/information under the skirt. I have never done that with my saddles. But I really should.

I was looking at buying a saddle one time and the guy had scratched his name on the back of the cantle pretty deep. Not even stamped, but scratched. It was enough of a turn-off for me that I didn't buy the saddle.

Another saddle that I did purchase had someone's initials scratched into the stirrup leather. I didn't notice it until after I bought it because it's not that noticeable. So it doesn't bother me much. I think someplace hidden will still give proof it's yours while not ruining the looks of the saddle. The only thing it wouldn't do is deter thieves.
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My friend is the New Mexico rep for the Saddle Network. There is a monthly fee ($6 I think) and the rep takes photos for your file and then attaches a tag to the saddle that has microchip in it. It does not have a gps or anything fancy but if by chance the stolen saddle is recovered or scanned somewhere else it can be traced back to you.
She was approached by this company because her horse trailer with all her tack and camping gear was stolen from her driveway. That was three years ago. She had a custom specialized saddle she was(still is) making payments on, she was also the rep for that saddle co.
Two months ago she saw her saddle on a horse on a for sale flyer on a feed store and reported it. She now has it back, much worse for wear though.
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While that is an interesting concept, who goes along scanning saddles? For that reason, it would really only be helpful for a top-end saddle that someone was trying to recover. But most people and dealers will not be scanning saddles. Even in your friends case, she saw the saddle in an ad, correct? So she essentially found her own saddle and the microchip would only help prove it was hers. But if a saddle has a serial number (or contact information under the skirts) that would prove ownership the same way, right?

I'm not saying it's not a good idea. I just don't see it becoming the norm to scan saddles like you would lost dogs.
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