In my personal quest to learn to ride sidesaddle, I've been keeping my eyes on the vintage saddle market, in the hopes that a Mayhew Lissadell saddle will come up for sale in a size and price that meets my needs.
I thought I had found the one in a saddle I acquired last week, stamped under the off-side flap with the name of the original owner, "Bazely".
While the seat size and price were right, the shape of the tree will not fit either of my horses. And so, the saddle is up for sale.
Miss Bazely's particulars:
22" / 17" x 12.5" seat
4" Gullet opening
Approximately 12.5" - 13" between tree points. I would consider this a Medium-Narrow tree. Suitable for Saddlebreds and/or more typey (narrow) Thoroughbreds.
The leather on the outer flaps and safe is very dry, and roughened. The billets and balance strap are sound.
It does need to be re-paneled.
Missing Mayhew stirrup fitting and near-side overgirth.
This saddle has been cleaned with dawn dishsoap and damp sponge, and treated with Carr, Day and Martin Ko-cho-line to preserve the outer leather in as much as possible.
Please ask questions. I am happy to provide any measurements and additional photos as requested.
Price is $750 plus shipping.
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