The stirrups are hung in a totally unique fashion which allows the rider great range of movement for using the leg. The hangers attach in front of the fenders, in front of the riders leg, and end behind the leg, rather than having all that leather under the leg. The cinch rigging is set into the round skirts which reduces the bulk under the leg to a bare minimum.
The seat is smooth and open with a narrow twist, very different from the Circle Y and Tex Tan saddles of the time. Because of the seats non-restrictive style the 14.5 seat accommodates many riders who would otherwise prefer a larger seat size, certainly comfortable for those who normally ride at 15 seat. The tooling is the distinctive corner floral pattern, simple and classic, with smooth leather under your leg.The saddle strings do show their age and previous use. The latigo hanger is stamped with the initial J and the numbers 1957. Monte Foreman was one of the preeminent clinicians in our area, and he was a particular fan of the balanced ride saddle design.
I never thought I would let go of this saddle! But life makes changes, and my extremely broad but high withered trail horse just doesnt fit this saddle.
This saddle is safe and sound. At present there are no cinch straps or latigos on the saddle. I do have leather or nylon tie straps which can be included. The following is a description of this saddle model from an online site, St. I'm certainly a fan of these balanced ride type saddles...
It's rideable and ready to go, and at a bargain price, does show some weathering on the leather, especially the fenders, but is solid and rideable. I've got the catalog from 1957 and will quote from it. Special forward seat, beef hide covered tree, 14 1/2 in seat, 12 in front, 3 in cantle with 2 in cheyenne roll. Improved 3/4 double rigging on solid brass flat plates, extreme forward swing on stirrup leathers...Padded seat, 27 in california style skirts, and about 32 lbs. The saddle looks to be all original, and the latigo keeper, which is mounted on the rear on this one, is marked 1957, and has a J above that. This is nice little saddle, that as you can see from the pictures is patterned after the genuine balanced rides, a different riggings, but the the same principles. If you can ride a 15 inch seat in most saddles, you can ride this flatter seat in a 14 1/2.
I wish you luck, and happy trails! I recently weighed this saddle at the request of a shopper.
I weighed it by standing on my bathroom scale holding the saddle, then subtracting my weight from the total. I did this several times in an attempt at accuracy.
This saddle weighs 27-29 pounds without a flank cinch. The added photos are of the tooled leather cinch. Thank you all for looking! The item "Fallis Style Western Saddle A Treat For Classic Saddle Lovers" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles".
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