Saddle ID Help (Western)

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    07-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Saddle ID Help (Western)

I've had this saddle for years, using it for barrel racing since it fits my TB very well. Would love to know what brand/type you think it is. There's no label on it other than the model number, which is "P 404". Measures to 15.5".
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    07-28-2012, 10:06 AM
No one?
    07-28-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
No one?
Looks like and late 60's early 70's saddle, no idea what brand, was not riding that much back then :)

Nice looking Saddle

    07-28-2012, 10:47 AM
MAYBE and only MAYBE the seat/tree/fenders/pommel all look like a Big Horn brand well over 20 yrs old. The only reason I say that is because they have stayed pretty consistent with their tree design over the years (not counting flex or gaited of course) and having owned several name brands of saddles myself, if I had to pick which one it looked like out of my saddles, I'd say it is an antique Big Horn. But the only place they put the mark of Big Horn was on the tie strap holder on the left side concho below the pommel. Is the strap holder missing?
    07-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Hey I'm a pretty darn good guesser at this stuff! Here is another post I found from another forum - same saddle and model (different seat)

Is this a Roper (Roping?) Saddle? - Baywind Farm Horse Forum

So that REALLY makes me think it is a big horn......
    07-29-2012, 10:48 PM
I think the strap holder is missing. Interesting! How much do you think I could get for it if I sold it?
    07-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Ahhh - I don't know - how's the leather? If you try to bend it in half, does it look like it might tear or hold up for a few more years? So hard to tell -

But I do know that square skirted styles (even on barrel racing saddles) are in style right now and not the round skirted - but if I was looking for a saddle to fit a short backed horse, I'd be looking for one like yours.

Take a chance and start it on ebay for $100 (put a $200 reserve on it) and see where it gets you...LOL! That's just me guessing..

I think it is one of those saddles that someone would have to be looking for in particular. It might be hard to place it other than putting it on ebay...but I would - with no doubt - advertise it as a Big Horn. If the leather is in decent shape, you could no doubt get something for it (alot better than with a no-name brands). Plus, experienced folks can recognize a good saddle a mile away and they will pay for quality - even on an old one.
    07-30-2012, 02:23 PM
What is the gullet width on it? (from inside of concho screw to concho screw specifically)
    07-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Very nice saddle
    07-30-2012, 03:55 PM
The saddle is from the days when they were of good quality. I wouldn't take less than $425.

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