Basque Saddle, France

This is a saddle which we think is from Navarra. It is made with a quilting technique and has a very thick padding and a raised pommel. Judging by the design it was intended for use in cold temperatures. It is a half tree saddle, which is unusual. It would fit most horses. It could well

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Side Saddle 1860-1880

Side-saddle with a quilted panel possibly dated around the 1870’s. It has a leaping head and so it is a very early example. The leaping head or third lower pommel was around from about the 1830’s. This saddle was purchased in the 1960’s from a Mr Allsop. It was then restored by Keith Luxford. It

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Western Stock Saddle, USA

This saddle is made by H.S. Lebman, San Antonio, Texas. The firm is still making saddles. This one is probably about 80 years old, and is a stockman’s saddle with the high cantle and roping pommel. The pommel is designed to provide support when breaking youngsters and roping. All Western tack and saddles are made

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Arabic Saddle

This saddle is most likely Arabic in origin. It has a flat seat with a more Mexican style pommel. The saddle bags and rigging suggest that it was designed for long distances to carry belongings. The stirrups are very unusual with laced fronts protecting the feet. The wooden frame does not look much different from

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Whippy Saddle

This is an illustration of a Whippy Saddle. This English saddle dates from the 1939 – 1940 and would have been a very popular saddle. The cut back wither and wide flat seat made it a very comfy fit for a wide range of horses and ponies. The seat would have been pigskin as it

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