Steve and Leslie Dobson, We would like to make a collection of photos and history of makers and maker's marks. Sidesaddle riding is a form of equestrianism that uses a type of saddle which allows a rider (usually female) to sit aside rather than astride an equine.Sitting aside dates back to antiquity and developed in European countries in the Middle Ages as a way for women in skirts to ride a horse in a modest fashion while also wearing fine clothing. They come in different colours, types of leather, knee and thigh rolls etc.

A. lighter fabric of the gambler's pants and had his tailor create a new, lighter weight version of the frontier pant, just for himself at first. White, saddle maker at H. Porter store in Tucson. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within Reviews are those of the author and not the views or opinions of Yell Limited. He says, "A guy I knew brought a house in Rockhampton, Qld, (Australia) which contained a small locked shed out the back. Fitting should also be monitored on a regular basis as your horse will change shape as his fitness levels increase or decrease. Look at our videos and you will understand why this putting technique is easy to master while still being 100% legal for any golf tournament in the world. Their saddles were world famous for being among the finest made. © Yell Limited 2020. Courtesy of Michael Redman. Kemmer from August 1909 to January 1912  He continued making saddles into the, Wyeth company was in St Joseph MO from the 1840s to the 1950s. His brother W.S. When buying an astride saddle, the SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter would have a range of new and possibly second-hand saddles from various companies (and to suit various budgets) to try on the horse in order to get the best fit for both him and his rider. Find Saddlers & Harness Makers near London on Yell. In later years, they bought out several other companies and became the largest manufacturer of saddles and harness on the Pacific Coast. The story is that some people were coming from England to Australia around the 1900s and they brought some sea chests for their journey. and became Heiser Keyston Lichtenberger to late 1960s. It is held firmly in place by the weight of the rider’s leg on top of the leather safe. They are made on a laminated beech wood tree which has been designed by Rob Jenkins in conjunction with Harry Dabs Saddle Makers, Walsall. He died in 1923. Advertisement that you check your saddle over each time it’s used to make sure all the stitching and leather, especially girth straps, are intact and safe.

They used the VanCo brand until the 1940s. Traditional, new, used and antique side saddles.

Experienced side saddle riders are well balanced and know how to distribute their weight through the saddle. }, In the space between the lines is stamped 'John Clark and Son Portland Oregon'." Otto's oldest son Ernie joined the firm in 1921.

During this period,  the cattle range started closing up and there was a corresponding decline in the need for saddles. You will receive an email confirming your registration and you can unsubscribe at any time. Photo courtesy of Eddie Hartzell, at H. Porters, Tucson, in 1971. The three most well-known makers of side saddles had their own patented safety system for the stirrup attachment. These vary in condition, and repair is sometimes necessary, so prices reflect this accordingly. He died around 1923 and his family continued the business until 1927. hild’s saddle we believe was built in the early 1900’s. The picture was taken at his shop in the rear of the Porter’s store on Stone Ave, in Tucson.

Otto died in 1938 and the business continued until it closed in 1975, a year after Ernie died. Seat sizes start from 14" & go up to 17.5" in ½" increments. Horses then were generally leaner and travelled in straight lines.

Master Saddler and Side Saddle Specialist, Coralie Chung answers some frequently asked questions when it comes to the world of side saddle. The new design works well on modern horses which are generally wider fitting.

You don’t have to ride a Thoroughbred to look elegant. VanCo was a maker out of Sacramento, California. Born in the 1860s in St. Louis MO, Mueller opened his first shop in Denver in 1891.

In the late 1930s, Porter's moved, up-scaled they called it, to a store in the Pioneer hotel. Thanks very much, Tamara. Even the smallest change can sometimes affect balance and fit. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE COPYRIGHT OF CREATON SADDLES - © Creaton Saddles 2017.

The GP putter WILL dramatically improve the way you putt. Born in 1900, Pete Verbeck began his apprenticeship with Al Moreno at Al Furstnow's Saddlery. These vary in condition, and repair is sometimes necessary, so prices reflect this accordingly. Only an experienced side saddle fitter understands the dynamics involved to fit a side saddle correctly. shop in Phoenix with clientele in Tucson and southern Arizona serviced by a traveling sales wagon. Rinse well without getting it too wet and leave to dry naturally. I am offering for sale a fine example of a Whippy side saddle from the famous London saddlers and cap makers, Whippy, Steggall & Co established in the 19th century.

Simco Leather Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee, active 1933 to present. I bought

was refurbished by Laura. Advertisement In 1963, they moved to a larger store in the 800 block of N. Stone Ave. He made saddles in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1879-1913. In the 1930s, Harold moved to Tucson and set-up a brick and mortar store, strictly saddlery, on Congress Street. However, they soon were in demand as a staple wear among the men folk in the area. White, saddle maker mark, at the H. Porter store on Stone avenue in Tucson, Arizona - photo courtesy of Pam Cordier. They made the pony saddle below. For further details please click here. Back then, squaw skirt outfits were what every well-dressed Tucson lady clamored to wear and Harold gave them what they wanted. Pony, at the SSA National Show held at Most often they are bought and sold privately. From the 1890s through the 1960s, Porter's Saddles employed two dozen or more master craftsmen, who tooled and sewed the saddles. In 1936 he returned to Furstnow's, but left again to work at Miles City Saddlery, and later returned again to Furstnow's. Then clean thoroughly and feed with a good quality leather conditioner.

"background": "#edeff5", stunning-hermes-historical-side-saddle. Send your enquiry to local manufacturers through Yell.com. Connie Metzger and Angelika Kuphal of Black Forest, Germany sent us photos of their saddle.

Read and Brothers Co. All three makers’ designs are widely used by other side saddle makers and indeed by each other as a customer could request their preference when ordering a saddle. I presume that is was left over from when Buffalo Bill toured England. Van Voorhees and Company started in 1850. Beautifully-made, all parts working and intact (including the patented off-side hinge). Click here for more info, Why use a

Furstnow was known for his fancy leatherwork and fine workmanship and materials He carried a large line of cowboy goods. ​Our family has owned this saddle since the 1960's It was received as a gift from the original owner who owned a large cattle ranch near Sonora Texas I think it was made between 1930 and 1940. J.G. Pam Cordier shared a picture of J.L. The firm was active as a leather goods, harness and saddlery store at that time, but as the years went by, adjusted to progress by selling motor car accessories (tires, batteries) and even later, household appliances and furnishings. From battered leather seated saddle to one with a new Doeskin seat, new flaps and also new fixed and leaping heads. He died in 1915. Each maker in Hamley's shop had a distinctive border that he placed around the Circle H Trade Mark. "popup": { window.cookieconsent.initialise({ Frazier Saddle photos courtesy of Dave Fullarton, Australia. The other day I was interviewed by this golf publication called GolfLink, click It may be some simple stitching needing attention, a complete re-flock, repair or replacement of damaged leather and a full recondition of the leather that is needed. ", Glen Williams sent us the photos and article below and this email: ​Robbyn Sumner shared these photos of her Fred McLauchlin saddle, the keeper says Fred McLauchlin, Malin [Texas]. This will include testing the tree for cracks or breaks. I believe the saddle was hand crafted around 1910. B. Eddleman, Graham Texas 1900-1962.

His widow, Katherine (Kitty) R. Henly Frazier ran the business until its close in 1958. 1837 established by Thierry Hermès. Fitting both brand & made to measure saddles for all disciplines, Rob also offers re-flocking & a re-fitting service . A list of side saddle specialists is available on both the Society of Master Saddlers website and the Side Saddle Association website. The saddle is in remarkable order. Customers can choose between Champion & Wilton or Mayhew Stirrup fittings & positioning of leaping head sockets. By doing these simple everyday checks you and your horse will get more out of your side saddle riding. Read learned saddlemaking beginning at the age of 17 working for Cornish & Walton in Ogden Utah during the 1870s. In 1868, James Keyston began Keyston Bros. James began making whips and lashes in the stable of his father's home on Church Street in San Francisco. I still have one, my grandma's, that I wear with pride. He died around 1912 but his sons were among the most important saddlemakers in the world during the 1930s and 1940s.

That partnership lasted until 1899. They were designed and made in a time when horses were still in use as working animals. A short, light hearted look at the basic reasons for having your saddle fitted and monitored. Use a suede brush to bring up the nap. Dennis Labus, LaCrosse, WI, sent us photos of this Furstow saddle with numerous maker's marks:  ​There are multiple stamps on the saddle and under the fender there appears to be a signature from "T J McNeil". "link": "Find Out More",

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Clark's Bucking Roll (of which this is a picture) was patented in 1901. Potential to appear on Apple Maps, Siri and more. Between 1911 and 1916 he made saddles in W.R. Thompson's shop, Riley Armstrong was partners with C.H. Newton Porter, originally from Texas, opened a shop in Phoenix, Arizona around 1898. Therefore, the bespoke saddles for that type of horse and rider do not always correspond with our modern warm blood, cob or native breeds which are often more heavily muscled around the shoulders, wither and back due to the rounder outlines we like to work them in. The famous HHH trademark stamped on all Heiser's work was the ninth registered trademark in Colorado. Photo Courtesy of Joe Hendricks-Klamath Falls OR. Editor's note:  The Tucson Porter maker's mark above definitely looks like "N. Porter Co.", 1918 custom-made No.4 saddle by Miles City Saddlery.

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