For everyone that was concerned about the legitimacy of the ad. The seller sent me a message from her other account, like I asked. So I do believe that it is legit.
Originally Posted by tinyliny
I like the look of that saddle. It's a show saddle, thus the low horn, and I hate horns, so the lower the better!
There is some odd white area on the saddles left side . What is that?
Ask if there is a maker anywhere. It looks like a really nice saddle!
I messaged the seller and they told me that it was a piece of paper giving information about the saddle that they forgot to remove. I like it a lot. I think it might be worth the risk to buy it since it's so cheap. I can always try to resell it, or maybe give it to someone as a present.
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979
It says it's a 5" gullet, but that looks pretty wide to me. I would want to see a picture of the saddle with a ruler in the front, at the level of the front conchos.
The Abetta All-Around saddle has the option of a semi-qh bar tree and it has a taller pommel with more room for the withers. Abetta Cordura All-Around Saddle
Another option would be an A-Fork saddle with semi-qh bars (NOT a Wade tree). An a-fork saddle has a pommel that tends to be a bit higher with more room underneath. American No. 1773 Old West Trail Saddle, 15&16, Semi QH Bars [No. 1772, No. 1773] - $739.00 : Red Dot Horse Equip. Co. Tack, Saddles, Outback Coat Store
Kevin at Southern Trails can also help. He can find just the right tree and build you a semi-custom saddle at an affordable price. Western Saddles, Trail Saddles, Barrel Saddle, Ranch Saddle
Thank you so much for the advice! That gives me a much better idea of the type of saddle I should be looking for, although those are a bit out of my price range. The first link didn't work for me for some reason. =/
If this vintage saddle doesn't work out, I will definitely look more into A-fork saddles with semi-quarter horse bars. Thank you again!