western saddle maker? help please

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  1. cowgirl inside

    cowgirl inside Full Member

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    Anybody here have an idea who's the maker of this saddle? I've asked many people and saddler so far, but no one has ever seen a brand like this.
    And, how much could this saddle be worth?

    Really hope i can get new Information. Saddle is from my Arabian Cross who died in spring. Still deciding if I should keep or sell it for it doesn't fit my new horse well.

    Thanks
     

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  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    It's probably Amish made. Looks like it was the 58th saddle the maker made and is styled like an older Tucker style Western saddle.
     
  3. cowgirl inside

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    Thank you! Amish made would be the answer for not finding the saddle maker. What do you think it could be worth?
    Why do you think it's an old tucker style? Looks more like Reining to me?
     
  4. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    not going to be worth too much - the view from the top shows it’s twisted.
     
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    Puddincup Full Member

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    Not to derail this thread but for the sake of education, how can you tell when the tree is twisted from the top photo?

    **never bought a saddle without a trainer looking at it first:oops:
     
  6. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    It doesn't look twisted to me. It's got the cut back skirt at the fender, like a reining saddle, but this isn't a feature that's exclusive to reining saddles. It has the numbered leathers like the older Tucker saddles and the horn isn't typical of reining saddles. I'd call it a trail saddle, probably you could get 4-500 for it..
     
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    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    It's hand made but this pic shows the lack of quality....look at the cantle. It has a much deeper pocket than your modern day reining saddles....it was what is called an "equitation" seat that was used on saddles back in the day, but the close contact under the leg is a modern feature. Interesting. Anyway, I would price it at no more than $2000.
     
  9. PyroTekNik333

    PyroTekNik333 Senior Member

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    There was a diamond saddlery in Yoakum but I can't remember what their makers mark looked like.
    I'm pretty sure they're out of business though so idk how you would find out :/
     
  10. cowgirl inside

    cowgirl inside Full Member

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    Sold it on eBay for 560 USD. Not too bad at all :). Thanks for all your replies!
     
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