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    Default Saddle nameplates

    Ok so just bought my daughter a very lightly used Antares. She likes a nameplate on her tack but this one has never had one so no holes in the cantle. Since she is 9, this will have to be resale as she will outgrow it in 2-3 yrs. Will I damage the value if I put a nameplate on it and is there any other way to identify saddle without making holes in it? Thanks!



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    It should be fine. Most people put plates on their saddles and they can just use the same holes. Only other way to ID saddle is to burn your name into the leather, that might drop its value though!



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    You could also get a bridle tag and put it on one of the dees near the stirrup bar.
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    Thats funny Mia, I was adding that to my post but it didnt show up!



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    Most people want name plates, so I don't see any impact on the value.
    I would be more worried about a bridle tag moving around and scratching - or even cutting! - the leather.

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    Agree that most saddles have a name plate on the back. Shouldn't at all effect the value.



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    Great, she will be happy to know that!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sing Mia Song View Post
    You could also get a bridle tag and put it on one of the dees near the stirrup bar.
    I was thinking the same. It's significantly less "attached" than would be a nameplate. If you go the brass bridle tag route, I'd also have the leather stamped/branded under the flap for easier ID should the tag disappear.



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    Yep and nowadays most of the Antares come with nameplates anyway since they are included when you buy new custom. So don't worry!



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    Quote Originally Posted by KateKat View Post
    Yep and nowadays most of the Antares come with nameplates anyway since they are included when you buy new custom. So don't worry!
    Oh great! That makes me feel even better about it, thanks!!



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    When ordering the nameplate order an extra "blank" one then when you are selling it unsrew your daughters and screw in the blank plate and that way a potential purchaser will just see it as an opportunity for their own plate



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