It is hand carved, and the detail is exquisite! The entire saddle is handmade, and so lovely, that it has sat inside my house as a display for the last 5 years. The Tapaderos are in great condition, have the same detailed carving, and sport the same silver studded design. The stirrup leathers themselves are wide and thick, and made to last a lifetime. They are adjusted by means of latigo lacings.
The seat is two toned, outstandingly attractive, and well padded. It measures 16 inches across, and I have shown the measure. This saddle was made to last, it is heavy, and a double thickness of leather on the skirts. It has full quarter horse bars.
The skirts are long and deep, they will measure almost 28 inches. This is a very, very well made saddle.....
Unfortunately, I do not believe the maker left his name anywhere. It is a tribute to the quality of his work. There is a lot of silver decor, it is not sterling, but it is very attractive, and will turn people's heads! The saddle is rugged, made with pride, and although I have not weighed it yet, it is one of the heavier saddles I own.
But the saddle itself is a knockout! This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "bubudawgs" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.