The leather of the saddle is basically very pliable and good, there are a couple spots on the metal that would improve with a little cleaning. I have not done any cleaning. The seat is suede, which would indicate it is a little later model Ted Flowers. The bridle is lovely, has long, newish reins and a pretty face chain to accompany all of the silver adornments. There is one Concho missing on the silver piece in the center of the brow band just where the forelock would cover.Additionally, One silver drop has come unattached from the breastplate, but is there, and currently attached to the leather strap that descends to the girth but lying on top of the breastplate in the photo... The distance from the overhead light makes the tapaderos look darker. All of the leather matches nicely. This saddle is part of a numbered collection of parade saddles owned by a posse group which performed over a large area. It is numbered, engraved in the silver in rear of the cantle, with a large 15. I have a matching 16+ inch Ted Flowers outfit that I will try and post in the next few days.... They would be great together. It is saddle number #20 in this grouping. The item "Silver Ted Flowers Parade Saddle, Bridle, Breastplate Rare Brown Leather" is in sale since Tuesday, February 23, 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.