RANCH SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Lisa from the United Kingdom Lisa rescued a shetland pony and this saddle came along with it.
There isn't a makers mark or any other identification so, it's a bit of a mystery.
VINTAGE PARADE SADDLE Roger from Nebraska Roger found this flashy vintage parade saddle in Colorado where it had been in the Buffalo Bill Museum for the past 30 years.
Western saddles have a rich history and tradition and no saddles can tell those stories better than antique saddles.
With each of these saddles, you can easily imagine the miles they've gone, the places they've been, the work they've done, and the people they've known.
It's built for they more narrow backed horse of that era, rather than the broader stiockier horses of today.
VINTAGE ARABIAN SHOW SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Beth from Washington The story that Beth heard about this saddle is that it was custom built for one of the top Arabian stallions in the United States in the early 1900's. VINTAGE ROPING SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Gregory from Tennessee The only marking on this saddle is the number 263. The saddle is a dark oil and widely tooled (common for this period), including a horse head on each of the fenders.
VINTAGE BUCKSTITCH SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Betsy from Mississippi Betsey purchased this vintage saddle on Ebay for just $50. meaning because it was in rough shape, the seller thought it's only use was as a source of parts. It's definitely a great representative of it's era. OLIVEREZ MEXICAN SADDLE Mike from Colorado This is a great example of a real "working saddle" - a stock saddle used to get the job done.
Mike bought it in Denver for 0 and believes it's from the 1920's or 30's.Karen shares that it looks hand made or at least hand carved. STERNBERG BEARTRAP SADDLE Lester from Wyoming This handsome saddle was made by the A. Lester has researched the saddle and knows that it was produced between 19.Some restoration has been done, but only a few of the parts are not original.CLARK PAT TRAIL SADDLE Carol from Washington This saddle was owned by AB Cook, Carol's grandfather, who was a herford rancher in Montana in the teens and 20's. The seat is scrolled light colored leather and the stirrups are wood. VINTAGE SADDLE FROM UNKNOWN MAKER Cindy from California This is an interesting llittle vintage saddle.It's lightweigt, minimal design gives it the look of a military saddle - designed for traveling fast and to minimize the weight carried by the horse.It certainly isn't a classic Mc Clellan military saddle design, but it sure looks to be in that family.