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    05-14-2012, 12:06 AM
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Foal
Restoring/maintaining a WWII saddle

My grandmother gave me her father's WWII Cavalry saddle, and I am soo excited to have it! It's in good condition all things considered, but I was wondering if there's anything special I can do (besides regular saddle soap) to help restore it, or at least maintain it. Is there places you can take old saddles to get restored? I have 2 bridles and a halter as well.

     
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    05-14-2012, 12:27 AM
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Trained
I don't know, but that is so cool! Hold onto that forever and ever. I wish I had something so historic.
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    05-14-2012, 12:33 AM
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Foal
Don't worry, I will!! I've collected the few things she's given me of his over the years, a silver plate he won at a jumping contest, his horse's wool blanket and halter... but this is by far the most precious! I'm the only horsey person besides him in my family so (this sounds awful) but my fingers are crossed for his silver goblets as well! Haha

He was on the Army Equestrian Team and was set to compete in the Olymics, but never did because he died in the war. But he bought his horse, King Hi, for 6 bucks since he was going to slaughter and mann that guy could jump! He was close to 17hh I think. I'm going to try to find pictures!
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    05-14-2012, 12:37 AM
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Trained
That is awesome. He sounds like he was a really cool man. Pictures would be awesome!
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    05-14-2012, 12:53 AM
  #5
Foal
Found some! I apologize for the quality, especially of the jumping ones haha King Hi and Col. Royce A. Drake :) There's one side shot of the horse, any idea on breed?











     
    05-14-2012, 09:03 AM
  #6
Weanling
Just curious, what country did he fight for?
     
    05-14-2012, 11:12 AM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ne0n Zero    
Just curious, what country did he fight for?
The US
     
    05-14-2012, 11:22 AM
  #8
Weanling
Wow, what a cool saddle. I should favorite the picture just in case I ever decide to have a bunch of leather saddle bags made; the design is very nice. You've got a real treasure there!

I wonder if a saddle maker might be able to suggest ways to restore and maintain it. Maybe repair a little stitching here and there or something? There must be special things you can do to keep very old leather in good condition, although it looks to be in pretty good shape right now.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed them :)
     
    05-14-2012, 11:58 AM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by WalnutPixie    
Wow, what a cool saddle. I should favorite the picture just in case I ever decide to have a bunch of leather saddle bags made; the design is very nice. You've got a real treasure there!

I wonder if a saddle maker might be able to suggest ways to restore and maintain it. Maybe repair a little stitching here and there or something? There must be special things you can do to keep very old leather in good condition, although it looks to be in pretty good shape right now.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoyed them :)
Feel free! I can't figure out how to best display it, but I know it's one of those things I'll be dragging around with me for the rest of my life lol That's a good idea about the saddle maker. I know of one in town I could go to, it just makes me nervous to leave it anywhere haha but it really is in good shape, I don't know if there's even anything to be repaired! But if anyone knows how to maintain leather it would be someone like that! Thanks so much and you're very welcome lol
     
    05-14-2012, 03:10 PM
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Started
It's beautiful, and those are wonderful pictures.

I was wondering about Cavalry in WWII... - then I saw your pictures, and realised that he was meant he was in a mounted regiment. Ignorant as I am of the US army, do you have many mounted regiments?

As to the saddle, if the tree and flocking are in good condition (and only a saddler can tell you this), then with some love and leather cream it should go on for ever. I hope it fits your horse
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