I Need Help Identifying a Saddle (possibly saddleseat?)

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    05-07-2014, 07:51 PM
I Need Help Identifying a Saddle (possibly saddleseat?)

Someone gave found a saddle and gave it to me. I can't use it, nor do I need it, so I am hoping to resell it.

It is in good condition, but it has no identifying marks or name brands on it. I assumed it was a dressage saddle, but the more I look at it, the more I seem to doubt... It has no knee rolls whatsoever, and the billets are short as on a typical saddle. The pommel "curves/dips in" quite far. The seat is also suede, which I thought was unusual.

Could this possibly be a saddleseat saddle? I have no knowledge in that area.

Also, you can tell me how much you think its worth. Its real leather and fairly good conditon (the only bad thing are a few small scratches). Its probably around an 18 inch and a wide tree.

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    05-07-2014, 08:31 PM
The image isn't popping up for me. Haha
    05-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Good also be a polo saddle. Hope we get to see a photo.
    05-07-2014, 10:37 PM
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    05-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Bummer no image.

Does it look like this?

Or does it look more like this?

The first one is a polo saddle and the second one is a Lane Fox style saddle seat saddle. The "dip" in the front part (pommel) is called a cut back. (seen in some dressage saddles and other various saddles not just saddle seat saddles.)
    05-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Sounds like a knockoff of a Wintec. It's probably a cheap synthetic saddle worth $100-200 depending upon the shape it's in. I have never seen a decent quality english saddle with a real suede seat. Knee rolls yes but seat no. A quality saddle will also have it's make in a few different places on the saddle
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    05-08-2014, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the help. It looks very much like the second picture!

And it may be some type of knock off, but it is made out of real leather.

I tried a new way of attaching a picture, it may come up now
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    05-08-2014, 11:01 PM
Yay! Success.

Saddleseat. Enjoy.
    05-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Oh yeah its a saddle seat saddle. Looks to be of equitation style (deeper seat). Does it have any tags under the flaps where the stirrup bars are located?? Usualy suede seats in saddle seat (aka Flat saddles) are often seen in lower quality India or Pakistan made saddles. Whitman, Lovatte and Rickets, Barnsby, Shivelys and etc usualy do not (they are high end flat saddle makers)at least I havent seen it yet. Gold Winner, Silver Fox and Equiroyal are India made saddles and are low quality you can buy a new one for 300.00 some even with girths attatched. They don't hold up well. I have a Gold Winner saddle that I bought for 50 bucks damaged, simply so I could learn how to do such repairs without fear of further damaging the saddle. Even repaired its still only worth 50 bucks. I use it occasionaly and its actualy is comfortable to sit in but quality its not. I can't even dye the darn thing due to the shellac they used on the cheap leather and I can't get it off either. It wont absorb oil and it feels like cardboard. All signs of poor qualilyt leather. (I mean in India Cattle are worshipped not turned into saddles.)

It (the seat) looks larger than 18 inches but pictures can be deceiving. Measrue from the pommel button straight back to the center of the cantle and that should give you your measurements.

I like a suede seat gives a little more security and you can find them on quality saddles just not typicaly on flat saddles. (some polo saddles of good quality have suede seats).
    05-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Whitman made quite a few suede seat saddles. Most were the seep seat version. I've had brown and black. Here's a brown one:
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