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dashforcache 11-10-2010 04:01 PM

my new vintage western saddle!*pic heavy*
 
this saddle has been in my family for really long time and i just recently inherited it from my grandpa when he came down to visit, it was his daily saddle. he only rode in this saddle until he recently sold the last of the horses a few months ago so i got it. anyways, super excited about it, not sure exactly how old it is but i was told it's over a hundred years old...anyone ever seen one like this?it is stamped but it's pretty worn, can't see it too well but i posted a pic of it.http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010327.jpghttp://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010326.jpghttp://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010325.jpghttp://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010324.jpghttp://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010323.jpghttp://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/P1010322.jpg

CharliGirl 11-10-2010 05:37 PM

Wow, that is a beautiful saddle! Are you going to ride in it or just admire it? :D

NorthernMama 11-10-2010 06:01 PM

Very interesting. Doesn't your grandfather know where it came from?

Hint: when you post pics, put a line break between the inserts -- makes them easier to see.

dashforcache 11-10-2010 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by CharliGirl (Post 811675)
Wow, that is a beautiful saddle! Are you going to ride in it or just admire it? :D

thanks :lol: i've always loved that saddle ever since i was a kid! i almost cried when he gave it to me.every once in a while i will ride in it (it's super comfy believe it or not) but for the most part it just sits on it's stand in my room for now...it will always be kept inside though.

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Originally Posted by NorthernMama (Post 811703)
Very interesting. Doesn't your grandfather know where it came from?

Hint: when you post pics, put a line break between the inserts -- makes them easier to see.

well, i remember when i was younger one of my grandpa had a friend with an OLD saddle catalogue that had the saddle in it when it was new and it cost like $1.50 or something stupid like that lol ($1.50 might be an exageration) but i don't really remember what all it said since that was a long time ago. and my grandpa always says he has info on it and he will look for it one day lol but he's pretty busy and forgets things sometimes :wink:

thanks for the tip on the pics i will remember that next time:-)

CinderEve 11-10-2010 07:19 PM

I don't know a thing about Western saddles but that is beautiful!
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dashforcache 11-10-2010 08:28 PM

thanks so much:D

trailhorserider 11-10-2010 09:38 PM

That looks like an old "highback" saddle with a "loop seat." I would say it is 100 or more years old. What a beauty! Too bad I can't read the maker's mark. If you could, you could enter the company name on Google and research it a bit. :-)

Wild Heart 11-10-2010 09:53 PM

Wow, that is one beautiful saddle! I love 'em with family history. I would like to hear if you ever find the original maker. :D

dashforcache 11-10-2010 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by trailhorserider (Post 811945)
That looks like an old "highback" saddle with a "loop seat." I would say it is 100 or more years old. What a beauty! Too bad I can't read the maker's mark. If you could, you could enter the company name on Google and research it a bit. :-)

someone once told me it was a "beartrap high back" but they didn't really take a look at it very close just as i was putting it in the trailer when we moved so i didn't really think anything of it but i did research it and found one very similar but it didn't really have any info on it?my grandpa said it is over 100 years old and he says all numbers matching...but thats about it. i think it's in pretty good shape for a daily rider at that age!other then that all i can really make out of the mark is saddlery, and the number 82 everything else is pretty hard to see.

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Originally Posted by Wild Heart (Post 811961)
Wow, that is one beautiful saddle! I love 'em with family history. I would like to hear if you ever find the original maker. :D

thanks very much! it`s pretty important to me....my aunt is pretty p.o.ed though because she was expecting to inherit it but i got it :D, not that i would ever sell it but it would be nice to know what it`s worth.

corinowalk 11-10-2010 11:08 PM

Do a rubbing of the brand/stamp. That way you can figure out who the maker is. I love old saddles. Yours is very nice.


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