Lovely 16 Very Rare Hand Made, hand carved, Shriners Parade saddle, bridle, and huge breastplate. The leather is in very good condition, and pliable throughout. The flash has caused places on the saddle to appear brown. The saddle has all of its original deep black color.
The seat, however, is brown. I believe this to be a rare find, I have looked everywhere I could think of, and have not found photos of another.The tapaderos are long, show little wear, and are in excellent shape.. They are very well decorated and really eye catching! The hand carving is deep and beautiful, and the taps hang down low. They are off the saddle in the first picture, but will actually hang down about 19 inches, on the saddle. In the picture, they appear shorter.
The leather of the saddle is all very pliable and very good, there is deep hand tooling in a very deep and beautiful pattern that time has not disturbed. Somebody has recently polished the silver, and little traces of the polish material can still be seen. It all looks strikingly good though. The Shriner emblem presents in a number of places.It is thicker than it appears, and actually is three dimensional. The bridle is lovely, and the cheekpieces and browband have numerous silver adornments, and a lovely face chain. The seat is a strong 16 inch, measured from the inside rim of the cantle straight across to the same level on the pommel. Ready to ride, just in time for the parade season.
The item "RARE Ted Flowers SHRINERS Western Parade Saddle BridleTapadaros huge breastplate" is in sale since Thursday, July 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "bubudawgs" and is located in Concord, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.