This is a very old Sidesaddle. The horse appears to be sporting this sidesaddle in the photo. You will receive this framed photo along with the saddle. I think they should stay together.The leather on this saddle is in need of repairs or nothing at all if you just want to display this lovely piece of history. I have put 2 coats of leather conditioner on the saddle but parts of the flaps are still kind of brittle as well as a few other places. The tree feels good and solid to me and so do the (not sure of the proper terminology) 2 pieces that a lady wraps her leg around and puts her upper thigh against while riding.
The underside of the saddle has a blanket attached. It looks to me like the blanket is stuffed with horse hair.Also, part of the blanket looks like it is made of upholstory covering (the red and white part) and the other part of the blanket looks like old army/military material, but again, you will have to look at the photos and decide for yourself. I think this saddle is so interesting! I bet if it could talk, it would have a lot of stories to share! Measurements: the flap on the left side measures approx. 20 long; the gullet measures approx. 4; the seat (measured from end to end) measures approx. If you need other measurements, please don't hesitate to ask. Condition: The leather seat has a hole in it (see photos), parts of some of the leather straps have broken/worn off, the flaps have ripped areas in the leather, and the blanket on the underside of the saddle is in need of repairs. Thank you for shopping with Christine's Vintage Deals! The item "Antique Side Saddle Ladies Leather Vtg 1800's Horse Hair Good Tree Sidesaddle" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\English Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "spacehalo" and is located in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.