Tibetan Saddle

This Tibetan Saddle is dated about about 1920, so it is not old. The saddle is made from small sections of wood. I doubt if larger pieces of wood are easy to find in Tibet. Although they may have been imported from China. Until the wood specie is identified it is hard to say what

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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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