what saddle is this?? and products to soften leather
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

what saddle is this?? and products to soften leather

This is a discussion on what saddle is this?? and products to soften leather within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Trouble maker tack and leather
  • Buffalo saddles needs oiling alot

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By trailhorserider
  • 1 Post By trailhorserider

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-05-2013, 04:32 PM
  #1
Started
what saddle is this?? and products to soften leather

Its old and Very Dry needs alot of cosmetic work but riggings and tree are both great. I can't find info on this saddle. Does anyone have any Ideas?








     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-05-2013, 05:34 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I have no idea on the brand.....but did it survive a fire? It almost looks like the rawhide on the swell has been burned off and the rawhide on the cantle looks a bit warped as well.

I had a friend buy a saddle that survived a fire and it looked similar.
smrobs likes this.
     
    08-05-2013, 05:42 PM
  #3
Showing
Good eye THR, I didn't even notice that. If you zoom into the one pic from the back, you can see the fiberglass wrapping on the tree where the rawhide has been completely burned away.

As for brand, I've seen some saddles made by American Saddlery that look similar, but I don't think it's one of those.

I use neatsfoot oil to soften the leather on my saddles, but if it's been through a fire, some of the leather may have "crystalized" in which case no amount of oiling will make it supple again.
     
    08-06-2013, 12:48 PM
  #4
Started
No not burnt at all I have it at my saddle guys now to have it looked at and he is going to remove the rawhide for me and replace . Also the tree is 100% sound and he said with a really good cleaning and oiling it will work well for my friend.. this saddle sat in a barn of the girls grand fathers for many years. No fire has touched it. The only thing we could come up with is that it was chewed.
     
    08-06-2013, 12:58 PM
  #5
Started
Here is a better picture of the damage on the swell.

the leather is dry yes Very... but not "crystalized" I will have to repost when we are done with cleaning and repair
     
    08-06-2013, 07:20 PM
  #6
Started
Leather Honey is wonderful at reviving old leather.
     
    08-06-2013, 08:32 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I'm glad to hear it wasn't in a fire. The one my friend bought SMELLED and she had trouble reselling it. Chewed is better!

I bet the warped rawhide on the cantle is water damage then. Because the seat also looks stained like maybe the barn roof was leaking.

My favorite leather product is Skidmore's Leather Cream. But I frequently just use neatsfoot oil because it's cheaper.
smrobs likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Leather Care Products? Starshing Horse Tack and Equipment 21 04-22-2013 08:07 AM
Sore no more products and Equilite products!! Klassic Superstar Horse Health 6 01-23-2012 03:05 AM
What products do you use to clean your saddle, oil, and for breaking tack in? Luvs2jump Horse Tack and Equipment 12 12-08-2010 05:32 PM
Products that will darken leather? QHDragon Horse Tack and Equipment 4 05-16-2010 02:34 AM
Good website products/saddle/bridle/girth? wannahorse22 Horse Tack and Equipment 7 03-03-2010 12:50 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0