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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2012, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Nicaraguan saddle. How much do you think its worth?

My friend bought this is Nicaragua 6 years ago new and brought it to america. Used it twice, but it sat in her tack room and was never touched since. I was the first to clean it in a while. The leather is still safe and sound. So, my question is how much do you think its worth>

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It is difficult for me to judge quality (vs other saddles made in Nicaragua) and what the demand might be for it.

Personally, I don't think it would be worth very much because the leather and workmanship appears to be mediocre at best, but that is compared to what I see on American made western saddles. This is pure speculation, but I think $200 would be fairly generous. It is possible to find someone who would pay more just for the novelty of it, but people like that are difficult to find.

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I can't help but wonder if this saddle wasn't made for the tourist trade, not to be used- a conversation piece. This saddle would create a sore back in no time, the horse for sure and maybe even the rider.
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I wonder too if it isn,t just a souvenir.

My parents are from a very horse-y town in Nicaragua, and what you have there doesn,t match the pictures of the saddles i've seen- which are usually decently made. Will show pics to my parents and see if they have any thoughts!
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-20-2012, 11:36 PM
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If you notice the saddle in this picture, they are similar in design

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When I was in Jinotepe Nicaragua for 10 day, I wish I had gone to some Saddle Shops, I like looking at other peoples ideas of Saddles, I saw some very unique ones in Panama and Costa Rica when I was there


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