Hi, I haven't been to the western posts on COTH yet, being a hunter/dressage rider. A few years ago, a friend had severe financial troubles, had a western saddle she sold me to pay rent. What is it?!?!?! It says "Timber Ridge 16". How can I measure a western saddle for size? And how can I get more info? I have pictures, but I am not sure how to attach them. THANKS!!! :-)
You measure for size on western saddles from the base of the horn to the front of the cantle.
16" is a good sized adult saddle.
Not familiar with the brand.
Is it tooled, what kind of skirts, swells, horn, cantle?
Pictures would help.
You can post pictures directly on your post if you pay $20 a year and become a premium member, or upload them on some picture holding web site like photoshop and put the link to your pictures there in your post.
It looks like an inexpensive Mexican-made saddle. It is stamped, the leather finish, the way the stirrup leathers extend from the fenders, and the stirrups themselves --- it's just what it looks like. The leather quality may be poor. If it has roller buckles rather than Blevins, that is another sign that it is inexpensively made.