The four digits of 1199 is the month and year made, and the 04 is simply a manufacturing number that not all saddles are given. Stainless Steel double rigging on both sides. Has breast collar D rings as well as small D rings on back conchos to attach strings /tie on equipment if desired.The total length of the saddle is 26. Comes with nylon tie strap & off billet. Overall condition is very very good. There are some light sweat marks, what looks to be some water spots. Minor tarnish to a couple silver places and overall minor scuffs/scratches/wear, a.
Nd a place on the leather above the rigging that has what looks to be one loose stitch. Very light wear to the seat. It's a used saddle, not a new one, and pointing out every imperfection in the leather is probably not possible even with a new one. But I do believe you'll look a long time and not find a nicer 20 year old saddle.Possibly better quality than the ones being made today. I will take as many photos for you as you like and try to answer any questions you have, but please ask them before purchasing. I have two of these saddles... This one in a 16 inch seat, and an identical one in a 14 inch seat. They were bought for a pair of different age kids at the same time, and always stored indoors and well cared for.
They are a nice matched pair if anyone is shopping for two different sizes. I also have two breast collar and bridle sets that also came with these saddles.... I removed them and will be putting them into separate auctions as well. One is Circle Y brand, one is unbranded but they both appear to be nice quality tack and are a great match in color for these two saddles and have also been well cared for.
That's not much, when looking for a saddle. So I made videos for both of these saddles, panning over them with a camera and pointing out every little flaw I could find, everything I was seeing. You can find the video for this saddle by going to you tube and typing in 16" Circle Y Equitation Saddle Terre Haute". The item "Vintage 16'' Circle Y Silver Equitation Western Show Saddle SQHB, Excellent cond" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles".
The seller is "cmdomino2000" and is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.