Here is my first. It is a Champion and Wilton that I took a huge chance on since it was purchased off of E-bay. It was in good enough condition to ride in, but it did need restoring. I sent it off when I had to have surgery. By the time I was repaired... it was also!
Well, right before my life took a right turn down Crazy Lane... I found this beauty on (of all places) Craig's List. It is a Knoud. Now THIS saddle is a true treasure!!! It is almost completely original and is in better condition than my Champion and Wilton was!
So guess what? I have never had the chance to try this saddle. It is sitting and waiting... for me. For my life to become a bit more 'normal'.. for our farm chores to be caught up enough so that when Don and I are here together... he can help me with this new piece of equipment... instead of repairing fencing... or finishing a project that is way overdue..or (fill in the blank of any number of farm chores that you can think of!) ...snicker snicker....
I am careful..so although I look at it longingly, I will not try it out on Oliver unless someone else who is horse savvy, is here with me.