RECONSTRUCTIONS OF NORTHERN AMERICA'S SADDLES
Saddles what I want to include here are representation of saddles, which were created at the beginning of the 19th century, including the mid-twentieth century. These include the types of saddles as: Mother Hubbard, Hope, Sam Stagg Rigging, Pueblo, Santa Fe, Texas, Pony Express saddle, Loop seat saddle, saddle Plains, Mochilla, McCellan, Oregon and Montana saddle.
I made the saddles based on the preserved graphics, taking into account the customer's needs.
All saddles are individually tailor-made for the horse's back, by previously taken measures of the horse and adapting them to the preferences of the rider.
SADDLES FROM THE END OF THE XIX CENTURY
They were characterized by a high back gullet and held angular finish of the skirts. Most were constructed of three elements that were stitched or nailed. This was probably due to low skills on profiling skin. Often the stirrups' strips (which are separated from the fenders) were carried on the seat, that held them in place.
"SANTA FE" SADDLES
These saddles have their roots in the city of Santa Fe and they were the favorite type of saddle in the era of "mountain riders." Within the limits of the Northern Territory of Spain, the locals created a saddle from the available materials. It was made from the highly decorated Spanish saddles that have been later modified for utility purposes. Characterized by wide fenders, large conchos and adorned with carvings with a typically Spanish appearance.
MOTHER HUBBARD SADDLE TYPE
Saddles that appeared about the 1860. These are saddles with a simple construction. The top surface of the skin called "mochila" is attached to the saddle with the use of strings only. The old, used skin could had been replaced to a new one very quickly. It is interesting that the name of the saddle comes from the old North American nursery rhyme called "Old Mother Hubbard", where the leading character wore a hat called a bonnet, which resembled the top layer of the skin of that same saddle, or mochila. At the time, the most common stirrups were cut from a single piece of wood.
Originally the saddle type "Hope" was produced in Mexico in the years 1840- 1880. It was built on a mexicanian tree with a horn. Similar to these saddles were the A-fork types. On this page are presented several types of them, but the number of possible patterns of the saddle is almost infinite. It was the saddle used by mountain riders, pioneers and cowboys.
Reconstruction one of the most famous American cavalry saddle. Saddle is individually fitted to the horse back in 3D technology. Bottom surface of the bars is more flatter than original saddle and that provide better contact with horse back. Size of the saddle is also fitted to the rider. Next important thing what I changed is separate straps for adjustment position of the cinch, but of course original is also available.