I am a new member to the forum and first of all let me say that I have never owned a horse, not because I don't like them, because I love them and think they are beautiful animals, but because I could never afford one and never had a place to keep one.The only one I have ever rode was when I was a kid, my Dad would hire a man to plow our garden and he would let me ride his mule, but I recently went to an estate sale and ending up buying 3 saddles and a small truckload of unused bridles,stirrups,leather accessories, etc that appears to have been purchased in the 60's and 70's. I don't even know the correct name for these pieces.Most still have the price tags on them but are dirty and need to be cleaned. Being a member of the Smith & Wesson forum and the Colt forum, I figured this would be the best place to get advice on them. I would appreciate any insight or info you could provide on a few questions I have as I plan to sell them and would rather sell them to people that need them rather than on ebay for people to resell.
1. Am I in the right place on this forum to start with ?
2. The saddles and most of the equipment is made by SIMCO in Chattanooga, Tn. What is their reputation on their quality ?
3. They all need to be cleaned. A friend of mine recommends saddle soap. Is this correct ?
4.Can I list the items on here for sale?
5. Any idea as to value of these saddles and pieces? (I have attached a few pics of some of the stuff and don't worry about hurting my feelings because I need an honest answer )
Thank you in advance for any assistance and if I am out of place, please let me know.
Have a Blessed Day !