Thursday, March 17, 2011
Western Sidesaddle for Sale:
Jennifer Ramsey has this saddle for sale.
This is what she said about it:
Does anyone know someone that needs a western sidesaddle? I no longer have a sidesaddle horse and am in desperate need of clearing out some of the extra tack in my tack room. I have a cute period western sidesaddle that I bought a couple years ago. Has only been ridden in the show ring while it has been in my care and kept in a climate controlled tack room. When I bought it--was told it was restored by Lillian Chaudry on a 1890s tree (it does carry her mark) and then tooled by The Side Saddlery to match the original saddle. At some point it had a balance strap added. It's a small saddle--17 inch seat. But would be great for a youth or a small adult (I'm 5' and ride it quite comfortably). I seem to have misplaced the measurements on the tree and will have to re-take them. But it is probably a 'medium' tree--it fit my lighter built Arabs well, but not my heavy Polish breds. It isn't a fancy saddle, which seems to be the main put off for the Arab people (no silver). But it is a very pretty period saddle. And one could always add silver if they felt the need (I've never been much into bling :) ). I'm asking $1000. But will entertain offers as well.