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    Default What is a saddle in this condition worth?

    I'm not posting this as a sales ad, so hopefully this is ok!

    I have a custom Lauriche saddle that is about 8-9 years old. Was always well-cared for and hasn't been ridden in for over 6 years - just been sitting in a tackroom. Two summers ago the dehumidifier in the tack room went out and unfortunately I was out of town and didn't catch it for about 3 months By that time the saddle had grown quite a bit of mold. I cleaned it up as soon as I found out and it's been treated with Leather Therapy and regularly cleaned and conditioned since then, but the saddle is permanently discolored.

    I don't use this saddle and it's taking up space in the tack room - is it worth anything at all for re-sale or should I plan on just giving it away?



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    Did it just mold on the outside, or is the stuffing also moldy?

    If the saddle truly is just discoloured, couldn't it be re-dyed?

    Or be inventive and sell it as some fancy weathered look....
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    any pictures?
    if you decide to give it away, I want dibs. I'll pay shipping ;-)
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    You can sell it, I bought a discolored saddle as it was a great price for a great saddle. When my ass is in it no one can see anyways.
    I have horse to sell to you. Horse good for riding. Can pull cart. Horse good size. Eats carrots and apples. Likes attention. Move head to music. No like opera! You like you buy.



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    duplicate
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    I learned a trick for getting rid of mold on/in saddles the other day....put it in a plastic bag (trash bag) and spray an entire can of lysol in to the bag and tie closed. After 24 hours the lysol should have plenty of time to penetrate all the nooks and crannies.



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    That's the kind of thing I'd be interested in (at a good price) to have on hand for the youngsters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eniskerry View Post
    I'm not posting this as a sales ad, so hopefully this is ok!

    I have a custom Lauriche saddle that is about 8-9 years old.

    I don't use this saddle and it's taking up space in the tack room - is it worth anything at all for re-sale or should I plan on just giving it away?
    As long as your realize that as soon as you sell/give this saddle away, you will have a horse in for training that the saddle would've fit perfectly

    I'd certainly try to sell it
    You might contact Fine Used Saddles for an estimate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alto View Post
    As long as your realize that as soon as you sell/give this saddle away, you will have a horse in for training that the saddle would've fit perfectly
    Yes, this is so true!!! That's why I've had it just sitting around for a few years because I know that's what will ultimately happen!


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