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    10-22-2012, 11:36 AM
  #11
Green Broke
Ok here's the serial number 367486

Where do I even find info on this saddle? I searched google but couldn't even find a website for them, only sales websites.
     
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    10-22-2012, 12:03 PM
  #12
Green Broke
And here's the underside of it. It's been used on two different arabs and it fit so I'm hopefull for mine.

I'm guessing that yellowish thing is the tree? And if so, can you tell the type?

Oh help me, I'm so clueless when it comes to western saddles....
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    10-22-2012, 01:05 PM
  #13
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Serial numbers usually do not do much on older Simcos, they lost their records on older models.

A model number may help identify all the actual sizes.

The Tree looks like a injection molded plastic tree, one of ralides competitors

Seeing all that, the saddle must be fairly old, I would try to bargain for 250.00.


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    10-22-2012, 01:09 PM
  #14
Green Broke
Aw darn, so I'm guessing that tree isn't that great? It's not unusual for us to go 20-30 miles in one trail ride so I don't want anything that could hurt her back or that couldn't hold up to the stress.
     
    10-22-2012, 01:36 PM
  #15
Yearling
I absolutely love my older simcos. I have two that are much older and the tree is in perfect condition. The simco logo will be on the left side of the saddle on the leather strap where you loop your tie strap threw and on the very back of the saddle behind the seat on the skirt patch.
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    10-22-2012, 02:07 PM
  #16
mls
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Simco 382255 Used 151 2" Arabian Horse Trail Saddle Dark Brown Arabian Bar | eBay

This link shows the logo.

Simco's have the logo in two spots. On the seat - silver plate and stamped into the leather on the latigo tie off.
     
    10-22-2012, 02:17 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Hmmm it looks like only the new Simcos have the name on the seat, all the older ones don't have it.

But assuming it is a simco how does the quality look? I'm not showing, nothing fancy needed, I just want something that will hold up to hours of riding and that isn't junk that will hurt my horses back.

I am purchasing a nice thick wool pad with pockets for shims all along the pad to be able to adjust as needed to keep off the withers.

Edit: This will not be my main riding saddle. I much prefer my dressage saddle but when I will use it, it can easily be 6+ hours.
     
    10-22-2012, 02:37 PM
  #18
mls
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
I am purchasing a nice thick wool pad with pockets for shims all along the pad to be able to adjust as needed to keep off the withers.
Have you had a saddle fitter out? Adding shims can increase the pressure vs decreasing the contact.
     
    10-22-2012, 02:45 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I will not have a saddle fitter out unless they are cheap. That is not in my budget. I already know about pressure and how to check once the saddle is on to make sure it isn't pinching. I can also tell within the first 5 minutes if the saddle doesn't fit.

I hate how these always get off topic, I only mentioned the pad for reference to the fleece as it looks worn. And it's an orthopedic pad.

I only want to know about the quality of the saddle and if it will hold up to my needs.
     
    10-22-2012, 04:02 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Aw darn, so I'm guessing that tree isn't that great? It's not unusual for us to go 20-30 miles in one trail ride so I don't want anything that could hurt her back or that couldn't hold up to the stress.
They are Solid Trees, unlike the cheap imports.

If it has not been damaged in 20 years, I doubt you would break it.

Negotiate the price, I don't think it is bad, just would try for a better price


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