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  1. #1
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    Default Black & Silver parade saddle & the fixin's-- for 500 Smackers!

    Check it out:

    http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/grd/3640454533.html

    They do have pictures.

    No brand mentioned, but the balance doesn't look bad. Conchas AND white buck stitching.

    You either really need it, or really don't.
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    Well it is on a modern looking saddle! The conchos though are quite numerous. I don't think I ever saw so many on anything! Glad my legs are not using those fenders.

    You are right, it is a love it or hate it, kind of saddle with it's matching accessories. Had to be a real eye catcher in the ring when it was new.



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    Hmmm, well, I do need one if I ever intend to join some huntin' buddies in the Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. But this one just doesn't grab me. It does look as though it's not even really broken in, given the way those stirrups 'toe in.'



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    I love it. Would love to have it. ♥ ♥ ♥
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    That looks like a cheapie. It looks like the conchos were just slapped on. The saddle wasn't made and tooled with that silver in mind.

    There are always quite a few parade saddles available on eBay. I bought an old one I'm slowly restoring, as time and finances permit, just to have as a display piece.

    I sometimes mourn the fact that none of the breeds I'm involved with have parade classes. Otherwise I would be ALL OVER this-
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-KEYSTON-...item35c2809949
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    I wonder if they would sell me just the briddle since I don't need the saddle...
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post
    It does look as though it's not even really broken in, given the way those stirrups 'toe in.'
    A common problem with western saddles that haven't been given they Hamley treatment. While the saddle is on a rack, you twist the stirrups the other way and put a broom stick between them to train the leather.
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    Don't forget the fixin's-- breast plate and "briddle." You could spend a fortune trying to get some black-n-bling fixin's to match the saddle.
    The armchair saddler
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    While the saddle is on a rack, you twist the stirrups the other way and put a broom stick between them to train the leather.
    I get the fenders good and wet (or good and oiled) first, myself.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post
    I get the fenders good and wet (or good and oiled) first, myself.
    Oh yeah, baby, that's all good.
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