HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Item #AN104C - Antares 17.5/18 Long/Forward Flap, 2010, Grippy Soft Leather, for Higher-Withered Horse

$ 2,295.00


Antares Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Stamped 17.5” and measures generously (we get approximately 17 ¾” by our tape to the front edge of the cantle or 18” to the back edge of cantle).  Great saddle for a rider with longer legs. Features soft, grippy French grain leather with calfskin knee/seat. This is great saddle for a rider looking for more security and/or for larger fences. It features a deeper seat for a touch more security, and slightly larger than average front blocks for stability of leg position.  Padded flap. Front and back blocks. Flap is long and forward, 3AB (the 3 is long length, the AB is a more forward position on both the top and bottom half of the flap). Flap measures approximately 14" from the top of the stirrup bar where the stirrup leather buckle sits to the bottom of the flap and approximately 14 1/4" in width at the widest point. This is a very rare chance to find an Antares built for a higher-withered horse. Dot to dot measurement is approximately 4”, with tree/ panels designed to offer wither clearance. May also work for some horses that have the high wither/ broad shoulder combination as the panel angles offer a little more room than we normally see on a 4” dot to dot type of measurement. Incredible saddle at a great price. If you love soft, secure, grippy leather this could be a great saddle for you. Made in 2010 and maintained beautifully. Very good condition. About all I see is darkening at contact points on seat, and typical signs of use on billets.  (Note that there are natural striations in the color of the calfskin on underside of the panels. That is  the grain of the leather and not a flaw.) This saddle has never even had a name plate on it, so yours would be the first just like on a new saddle! Has both billet guards, the attached kind which is great as it helps prevent the billet guards from slipping off when the saddle is not in use. Must see and feel leather in person to appreciate that the leather came from an especially nice batch in terms of softness and grippy. New in the range of $5,000. Comes with fleecy-lined original Antares cover. $2295