There is a leather concho missing at the point that the edge of the seat meets the cantle, but that is, again, an area generally covered by the rider's leg. There is still an old screw there that holds the leather in place. The back cinch, largely decorative and not practical, is leather, and the billets that it buckles to, are quite cracked and aged, and probably will last quite awhile yet as just decorative. The saddle latigo strap on the near side probably would be best replaced.
Although thick and strong, it does show quite a few surface cracks. The fleece is amazingly very good for a vintage saddle, with only one small area of it missing at the very front of the underside of the saddle. Please refer to the pictures above as they too are meant to describe the saddle. Some of the silver diamonds show wear, and the brass beneath is peeking out. The horn and tree are tight, the rigging is solid, and the saddle is ready to ride throughout.The item "Vintage BIG HORN Western Parade Horse SADDLE SQH Bars Tapaderos 15 seat" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "bubudawgs" and is located in Concord, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.