Lovely 16 Very Rare Ted Flowers Horse Head Conchos, Deer Head Carved Parade saddle, and breastplate. The leather is in good condition, and pliable throughout. There are areas of wear on the straps that attach to the breastplate, and the single buckle stirrup leathers have been lengthened. The flash has caused places on the saddle to appear brown. The seat, however, is brown.
A beautiful stag head has been carved into the jockeys, and both tapaderos. The head is still quite distinct. I believe this to be a rare find, I have looked everywhere I could think of, and have not found photos of another. The tapaderos are long, and well decorated.The stirrups themselves are wood, one has a split, and they should be replaced if the saddle were to be used. As a display, they are fine... They are very well decorated and horse heads appear on all of the larger silver spots. These same horse heads are on the breastplate, and all over the saddle.
There are a few stitches missing above one of the silver adorned teardrops on the breastplate, and the drop is loose. It is a very easy fix. The short leather straps that attach the breastplate do show some cracking, and should also be replaced. The leather of the saddle is all very pliable and good.The stirrup leathers adjust by a simple belt type buckle. This is a little lower grade saddle than some of the Ted Flowers I have owned, but it is still lovely.
The seat is a strong 16 inch, measured from the inside rim of the cantle straight across to the same level on the pommel. The item "RARE TED FLOWERS Horse & Deer head Western Parade Saddle Tapaderos breastplate" is in sale since Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "bubudawgs" and is located in Concord, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.