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    04-08-2012, 06:24 PM
  #1
Foal
New used saddles, what did I get?? lol

So, I bought some new saddles for $25 each and one of the three is newer and I was able to figure out what I had pretty easily, the other two I am having a little more trouble. I am NOT reselling these, I just want to know what kind of deal I got and what they are worth lol. Thanks to anyone who can provide some information.

The first one I got is made by the Australian Stock saddle company, is in perfect working condition, fits me and fits my horse....wooo! In the picture with 2 saddles it is the one on the left.



The second saddle will be for my sister, it is a 19" Stubben, this much I know for sure...I know its an older model...but I don't know what model, anyone have any ideas?


It has this light etching on it, kind of looks like a clover?



The third saddle I got is a Red Ranger saddle, gorgeous. This one also fits me....yeah!! It has the number 900 on the back, other than that its kind of hard to find out what I have got.


     
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    04-08-2012, 06:28 PM
  #2
Green Broke
The saddles look very nice-I think you got a great buy!
     
    04-08-2012, 06:33 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks!

I figured I couldn't go wrong at $25 each. Im really curious to know more about the stubben and the red ranger though.....even trusty google has let me down on this one. Lol.
     
    04-08-2012, 06:56 PM
  #4
Weanling
Wow! Great Buys!
     
    04-08-2012, 06:58 PM
  #5
Weanling
Stubben is quite a well known saddle brand in Europe, high wuality models, long life. Good leather.
The black one seems to me like "Indian" saddle-cheap, low quality saddles, I don't say they can't fit any horse, but they have often trees broken or twisted, be careful. But good for breaking horses because if they damage it, you will be not that angry :) The Stubben and the western saddles look really great.
     
    04-08-2012, 07:03 PM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by shanoona    
Stubben is quite a well known saddle brand in Europe, high wuality models, long life. Good leather.
The black one seems to me like "Indian" saddle-cheap, low quality saddles, I don't say they can't fit any horse, but they have often trees broken or twisted, be careful. But good for breaking horses because if they damage it, you will be not that angry :) The Stubben and the western saddles look really great.
Thanks! The black one is the only one I was able to figure out what model I had, its made by the Australian Stock Saddle company, not a cheapy cheap saddle but not something extraordinary.

Thanks for mentioning the trees.....I checked them all, they are all in excellent condition, the only thing is that the billets on the stubben are a little stiff, I might be looking at replacing those.

I had never heard the term Indian saddle.....off to google it lol
     
    04-08-2012, 08:51 PM
  #7
Trained
After doing some googling,I did find this info on Red Ranger on another forumI have a history of Red Ranger saddles!

"Mr. Dan Crates, from the very highly respected Dan Crates Saddlery in Chattanooga TN, was kind enough to answer an inquery from me about the Red Ranger Saddlery which was purported to also have been based in Chattenooga, TN. Here is his answer:


"Looks like I am that "Old Timer". I have been in saddle
Manufacturing for about 55 years now. Red Ranger was the name of a smaller
Saddle maker in Chattanooga, in the mid to late 1950s, owned by the same
Family who owned then Chattanooga Saddlery, (which was renamed "Big Horn".
As I recall, the company was enjoined from using the name Red Ranger, by the
Makers of the BB Gun, Red Rider" The Daisy Air rifle Company in Arkansas.
They changed the name to " Double R Saddlery". As I recall, they ceased
Operation sometime is the 1960's. Or perhaps the 70's. Hope this helps. The
Original owner was a fellow named Red Hundley, who had married into the
Family who started Big Horn. Hundley passed away in the early 2000's
Dan Crates"

As far as the Stubben-it looks much like one I had, until a couple of years ago. Great saddles. Except mine had the suede knee rolls. THe model, I believe is a VSS. The "clover" you are seeing is an older logo-mine had one there too. I have no real idea how old mine was, but I bought it used at least 15 years ago....and still sold it for $600. The size of yours is most likely why you got a good deal Yours is a very large seat size, and a narrow tree. (that is what the 30 is.) An unusual combination for sure.
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    04-08-2012, 09:03 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by franknbeans    
After doing some googling,I did find this info on Red Ranger on another forumI have a history of Red Ranger saddles!

"Mr. Dan Crates, from the very highly respected Dan Crates Saddlery in Chattanooga TN, was kind enough to answer an inquery from me about the Red Ranger Saddlery which was purported to also have been based in Chattenooga, TN. Here is his answer:


"Looks like I am that "Old Timer". I have been in saddle
Manufacturing for about 55 years now. Red Ranger was the name of a smaller
Saddle maker in Chattanooga, in the mid to late 1950s, owned by the same
Family who owned then Chattanooga Saddlery, (which was renamed "Big Horn".
As I recall, the company was enjoined from using the name Red Ranger, by the
Makers of the BB Gun, Red Rider" The Daisy Air rifle Company in Arkansas.
They changed the name to " Double R Saddlery". As I recall, they ceased
Operation sometime is the 1960's. Or perhaps the 70's. Hope this helps. The
Original owner was a fellow named Red Hundley, who had married into the
Family who started Big Horn. Hundley passed away in the early 2000's
Dan Crates"

As far as the Stubben-it looks much like one I had, until a couple of years ago. Great saddles. Except mine had the suede knee rolls. THe model, I believe is a VSS. The "clover" you are seeing is an older logo-mine had one there too. I have no real idea how old mine was, but I bought it used at least 15 years ago....and still sold it for $600. The size of yours is most likely why you got a good deal Yours is a very large seat size, and a narrow tree. (that is what the 30 is.) An unusual combination for sure.
Wow, thanks for the information!!!! Super great!!!
Yes, it is a large seat but my sister is a freaking GIANT! 6'+...while I am a measly 5'7" lol. I was thinking the 30 would work with a TB type? She is looking into buying a horse at the moment, if it doesn't fit the horse then I will resell it at the same price if not more with no issues im sure.
Thanks again for the info, good job *pats on the back*
     
    04-08-2012, 09:10 PM
  #9
Trained
I know I used mine, which was a 31 or 31.5 on my TB years ago.....I have no idea what it will fit. You can't lose, for sure, and why would you not try and get more for it? I sure would! Shipping is the difficult part....buyer pays.
     
    04-08-2012, 09:11 PM
  #10
Foal
Actually, looking online with the stubben sizing it seems that 30 is a medium to medium wide? No one seems quite sure about the sizing. Looking at it and comparing it to the saddle im currently using it doesn't "look" that narrow?
     

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