I had been sent two english saddles in which the tree had broken in both. One was a high end, the other like the above. I had obtained these for the sole purpose of dismantling them. The low end looked much like the one in the pics Golden Horse posted. I usually refer to that type of flocking as mouse nesting. This was a hunt saddle so I even checked into the suede knee rolls. Fine shavings in there along with two pebbles. Both saddles had broken in approx. the same place but the high end was over 50 years old and had seen a lot of jumping. The quality in the hardware was top-notch and not a speck of rust. The leather was incredible, so pliable. Unfortunately, my camera was film and on the fritz so no pics. Now I keep two cameras, digitals of course.