Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
The older saddles like the Tex Tan were certainly built better then the ones made today. Their trees were usually bullhide covered hardwood which made them heavy. An Equitation seat is not as popular as a roper would be, however.
If the tree is in perfect condition, then it comes down to the condition of the leather. If the strings, the fenders, or the skirt are not cracked, or dry, then the saddle could be worth $350 - $500.
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