This is a really rare Cowgirl Saddle made by Victor Marden of the Dalles, Ore. It was made between 1900–1915 when he had his business in the Dalles. Seat–see photo–the skirt length is 23 in. Loop seat style and padded seat area–5-1/2 in. High cantle–lace up stirrup leathers that even look original. It has a scraped repaired horn–the rawhide binding on pommel and cantle are worn in places. I would say it has original stirrups as the leather tread is worn through to the wood that also shows wear–keep in mind this saddle is 100 plus years old and has had use so you will see wear and possibly something I did not find that important to list. It has a solid rawhide covered tree and sheepskin is pretty much gone. Strings look to have been replaced at some point in time–the leather is clean and supple. If you are a collector of cowgirl or early saddles this is for sure a really nice cowgirl collectible. The item “Old Antique High Back Loop Seat Cowgirl Horse Saddle by Victor Marden” is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Western Americana\Saddles”. The seller is “kalamitytt4h1l” and is located in Chino Valley, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Brand: Custom made by Victor Marden
- Model: Old Ladies High Back Saddle
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Saddle Size: 13 in.
- Saddle Type: Western