I got this saddle at our local horse auction earlier this month. I thought it was an Aussie saddle, and no one was bidding on it, so I picked it up for $20. I was going to put it outside as decor when I realized it wasn't an Aussie saddle, but I decided to throw it on my horse and thought it was too comfy to put outside.
Long story short, a horse friend saw the saddle on my horse and said it was antique. I did a little "Google research" after she said that and I believe it's a plantation saddle. Now I'm not sure if I should be keeping it nice in the house, or if it's ok that I'm riding in it. I don't know if it really is genuine or if it's in good enough condition to even be concerned about keeping it in decent shape. Hopefully someone on here knows something about this saddle!
I'm assuming that's the original leather cinch