Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
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.