So, I was given two saddles and would love to know a bit about them.
The first is a western saddle, brand says Nevada Saddlery. I have never head anything about this brand, but the saddle seems to be in good shape, and well made.
Here is a pic: Western Saddle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I'm probably going to add some silver plating and keep this one for local low level showing. But can you tell me about it? What is it worth?
The second is a very old english jumping saddle. Full leather, still is great great condition. I still use it for jumping, but it is not suitable for my students to learn on.
Here is a pic: english saddle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
To me it has forward flaps and resembles old stubbens and crosbys. There is absolutely nothing to hold you in this saddle as there is with todays jumping saddles. (No knee blocks/thigh pads) As someone told me, "This is the stuff people used when we weren't afraid to jump!". The tree/billets/seat is all in great condition, but the flocking is starting to flatten. A forward pad helps a lot, although it could use a reflocking.
I am thinking of selling this saddle. There is no brand on it. What would something like this be valued at?
Any other info anyone has would be greatly appriciated.