Hi, new to the forums and I am looking at getting a used saddle.
A bit about the saddle:
Maker: Easy Rider Saddle Co.
Model: The Rider
Condition: Well Used
Tree Size: 7" FQHB
Seat Size: 17"
Type: Owner says it's a "Roper"
Concho points need to be worked on (they are loose and are leather ties rather than screw conchos)
Cantle-seat joint is ripped and wood tree exposed
Fender is currently tied onto stirrup leather with bailing twine (not load bearing) seems to be just to keep the fender in place.
I have attached pictures I took of the saddle.
Some things I am concerned about:
What is that covering the wood tree? It's not rawhide.
With that odd tree covering frayed in some areas, what is the likelihood that the wood underneath has been damaged by water and moisture?
I can't find anything on the internet about Easy Rider saddle Co. Other than classifieds of people selling them.
Is that real wool or synthetic? Is it in decent condition?