Finding the Makers Mark on a Western Saddle Western saddle makers typically place their marks on one of three places: the latigo holder, behind the cantle or on the fenders. A few makers stamp underneath the flap or on the seat itself. Sometimes you can find the makers mark on a metal tag placed on the saddle.
How do you find out who made my saddle?
Look for the manufacturers name and logo to be stamped in plain sight on the saddle. Check on the back, the skirts or on a plate underneath the jockey. Contact the saddles manufacturer for information about the saddles age. Most manufacturers will be able to tell you the age of the saddle using the serial number.
What is the best saddle maker?
The Top Brands of Saddles for Trail HorsesTucker Saddlery. Tucker trail saddles are prized for their comfort and durability. Circle Y. Circle Y is one of the most well-known saddle companies in the United States. Fabtron. Dakota Saddlery. Other Popular Brands.
What is the most expensive saddle in the world?
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the record for the most expensive saddle ever sold now stands at a staggering $653,234 or £432,310. This particular saddle belonged to the Crown Prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, and was sold at a charity auction in November 2015.
How much is a used horse saddle worth?
The price of the saddle compared to the market value The most popular price on used saddles is $500-$600 but this more often than not isnt an accurate market value. Especially when it comes to the import saddles which can have a new retail price of $450… be sure you are not over paying for a low quality import saddle.
Why is horse stuff so expensive?
the reason its so expensive is that there is a lot of cache to having the right looking gear, for one thing. And, a pair of breeches is harder to make than just a pair of pants. materials and labor do make the cost go up.
How much does a saddle weigh to post?
Well-Known Member. Ive sent quite a few, they way between 8 and 9kg. Most couriers quote the same price up to 10kg.