I would estimate this saddle to be approximately 25 years old but still in great shape. Balanced Ride saddles are collectable saddles as well as very useable saddles, especially for ranch, trail, or pleasure use. The designer of these saddles spent decades designing and re-designing the tree until he built one that fit 90% of horses, sat low so the rider was close to the horse, and with a forward hanging fender specially designed to be free moving. The rigging was designed so that you don't have a 2 inch knot of leather between your knee and the horse. Instead, this one wraps a latigo in three different places in the skirting so that your legs fit closer to the horse.
Details on saddle:
- Roper dally horn
- Padded ~16" leather seat
- 27" square skirts
- Buckstitching around fork and cantle
- 3 inch tall cantel
- 13 inch wide pommel
- 6 ½ inch gullet
- Rear strings and rear billets
I barely used this saddle and it will have to be sold as I had previously purchased it. Asking $300 obo. Located in Pennsylvania (USA) and would be willing to ship (buyer to pay for shipping fees).