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Martin & Martin -Near and Off side Side Saddle.  Extremely rare! Yes - you can ride on either side of the saddle!

This is a later Martin & Martin saddle in nearly pristine condition. This saddle would be perfect for the handicapped rider or lady who must alternate which side she rides to on different days.

The seat measures 21" in length from the front of either of the upright pommels to the rear of the seat.  The seat measures a generoud 13" in width.  This is an unusual tree measuring 7.5" in the gullet and 17" from point to point. The tree has a wide gullet with two long points to stabilize the saddle, so a back tracing or personal fitting is required. The seat and pommels are pigskin and in perfect shape. There are D rings present to attach a breast plate.

The space between the two fixed head (top pommels) will not accomodate an extremely large thigh. To see if you would fit, at 9" above the knee, the thigh circumference must be less than 23".

There are two leaping heads. The one on the nearside screws in on reverse threads like all old name side saddles. The pommel on the off side screws in on standard threads, which is correct to keep the pommel in the proper position when riding on the off side. The balance strap is easily moved from one side of the saddle to the other. The safe is padded on both sides and is in excellent condition.

The panels are the original serge with occasional flea bites - the only condition issue with this saddle! The stirrup assembly is a bar on either side which uses a standard stirrup leather. The saddle comes with the original Cope's breakaway stirrup with the doeskin covering over the metal arch still intact! The balance strap and billets are in good condition. The saddle comes with a vintage balance girth.

The leather has been professionally cleaned and reconditioned. It is supple and in good condition throughout.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to have a side saddle that lets you ride to the near side OR the off side!

Priced at $7,500. Layaway and payments plans may be possible - please inquire.

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