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by centaurfemale
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Saddle age
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Saddle age

What a wonderful find, excellent work! I have one too, but don't know how to age them. Where are you located?
by centaurfemale
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Military Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Military Saddle

Hi Mary. I am by no mean an expert, but certainly am a collector. The 'm' represents 'medium'; there are small, medium and large seats. I'm not entirely certain what the number would represent. I ride one of my saddle horses in a Universal Pattern swivel tree saddle from the Boer War; the horse and ...
by centaurfemale
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Barn Find Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

Re: Barn Find Saddle

What a lovely find! I lucked across a 1912 swivel tree UP three years ago, and I LOVE it. It was in great shape, and I made it even better with cleaning. It is my absolute favorite (and I'm a saddle collector/hoarder), and i ride in it weekly. My horse approves of the design, and I feel like I'm glu...
by centaurfemale
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: another saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: another saddle

Hello Mike. From the little I've learned, it looks like a Colonial/Yeomanry Officer's saddle, circa 1904. I own and ride one, and it's delightfully comfortable, despite being a very flat saddle. Show it some leather love,and it will outlast us, as easy as it outlasted it previous owners! Best Regard...
by centaurfemale
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Yugolavian Military Saddle with Britsh UP similarities.
Replies: 4
Views: 4739

Re: Yugolavian Military Saddle with Britsh UP similarities.

What a beautiful find! I have a swivel tree saddle that saw action in The Boer War, and it is one of my 'daily drivers'. If you ever want to sell it, I'm a saddle hoarder with my favorites being old cavalry stuff.
by centaurfemale
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Model 1893 Godfrey rigged McClellan Saddle
Replies: 17
Views: 6296

Re: Model 1893 Godfrey rigged McClellan Saddle

Beautiful find! Congratulations!
by centaurfemale
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

Re: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!

Thank you so very much, Larry, for all your observations. The tip about the surcingle is brilliant.

Candace
by centaurfemale
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Made Packsaddle
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: German Made Packsaddle

Todd wrote:Given the reference to 'Thun', and the apparent original green paint, I'm betting we're looking at a very well-maintained (or refurbished) Swiss pack saddle.
Thank you, Todd!

Candace
by centaurfemale
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Made Packsaddle
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: German Made Packsaddle

I'm not at all familiar with these, although I've seen the frames around from time to time. This is the first one I've seen with the leather padded pad. I was going to merely note that I wouldn't assume that the frame indicates it was for arms and ammunition. Rather I think all Swiss military pack ...
by centaurfemale
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Made Packsaddle
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: German Made Packsaddle

Pat Holscher wrote:Your images aren't uploading.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I edited, hopefully this time it will work.
Candace
by centaurfemale
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: German Made Packsaddle
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

German Made Packsaddle

Hello. I recently acquired this very unusual (to me) packsaddle, and despite Google searching the maker's name, I cannot find info on it. One side has Schwartz Thun and then 40, the other side has Gotfried Wyss Messn Sattler, underneath, 44. Due to the rigid steel frame, I suspect it was built for t...
by centaurfemale
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3713

Unusual UP saddle, your opinions, please!

Hello. My name is Candace, and I have an addiction to saddles. I found this saddle on Facebook, and had to have it. At $60, how could I not? I've not seen one like it, the bars at the back are usually covered in leather. After poking around this site, I'm gathering it's possibly manufactured in Indi...