1880 -1900 Saddles

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This California styled loop-seat, center-fire (one centrally located cinch) rig was popular with west coast cowboys from about 1890 to 1910. It shows definite Spanish influence in the “eagle bill” tapaderos (stirrup covers), the black angora “serape” saddle pockets, and the long, braided rawhide reata. The 1873 model Winchester in the scabbard was not unusual. It’s my parade saddle.

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This Texas style, double rigged (two cinches), half seat, with “naked” (exposed) rigging was popular with the drovers on the long cattle drives up from Texas. This is my everyday riding saddle.

 

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Published on November 10, 2011 at 11:32 am  Comments Off on 1880 -1900 Saddles  
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