I would be wanting Stubben Australia, right? Or else the manufacturer direct? All I want is a year of manufacture. But I've noticed in other threads that they don't keep records longer than a certain amount of time, so is it even worth bothering?
I was sold it as a medium tree, my gelding is a wide in the Bates/Wintec range but I'm told Stubbens tend to be wider as a rule. It's definitely too wide for my filly who is a medium in the Bates/Wintec range... can tell just looking at it and knowing how slender she is.
The makers marks under the skirts have blue on them, so would that mean the green on the tree point buttons is discoloration from age? Or is that just how it's meant to be?
It's beautiful... I gave it a good saddle soaping, and tomorrow I'll probably soap it again and then attack it with some good leather conditioner [if I can find the leather conditioner that is - the dogs like to try to get the tin open!]. It's really coming up nicely. All the residual dust is gone, the leather is so smooth, and it feels like it's really durable. After synthetic saddles for the last four years, it's a bit of an adjustment to go to a leather saddle at all, and I can't wait to ride in it... but first fatass has to stop limping. I think he's hamming it up :P these part Arabs are just too human sometimes.
I'll get it on his back tomorrow even if he's still lame, just for saddle fit photos... I am having a professional come to fit it, because it needs its flocking all replaced, but I want to know if it's close enough in the meantime to ride in with a sheepskin half pad to cushion the hardness and slight lumpiness.
A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE