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Genuine Balanced Ride saddle made by Slim Fallis, 15″ seat, $1250 – SOLD – THANKS SUZETTE!
This is a Monte Foreman Genuine Balanced Ride saddle made by Slim Fallis.
This saddle is in very good condition. There is nothing wrong with it except for some significant discoloration, mostly on the off-side seat jockey and some on the back skirts. I can’t tell what it is from…maybe something spilled on it? There are no rips or tears. Nothing has been cut or altered. The leather is in good shape, no crazing or cracks and is excellent quality. Fleece is good – not great, but good. Tree is tight. The rigging slots are in great shape, no stretching or tears. This is one of the ones made with 2 rigging slots instead of the more common 3 slots, so there are latigo keepers to take the place of the latigo keeper slot. Frankly, I prefer it this way because the latigo slot is the one that will cause problems if there are problems – that is the one that can get stretched and torn. This eliminates that while still giving you the same nice smooth “W” bulkless rigging. The seat measures 15 ” from the stitching at the back of the seat straight across to the front and 16″ to the base of the horn. It has strings all around and I just had the local saddle maker add 2 new sets.
This is a really nice, quality, well-made, no frills, working or trail saddle. Weighs 27 lbs.
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Slim Fallis Genuine Balanced Ride saddle, 15″, $1175 - SOLD- THANKS AGAIN, SUZETTE!!
This is a nice dark oil saddle. The leather is butter soft, really supple, with no crazing or cracking. This one has no significant dings, scratches, etc. The tree is tight. The fleece is a little dirty, but good. The stirrup leathers are brand new.
The stirrups are pretty beat up. These are the heavy duty 3 1/2″ wide roper stirrups. The one thing I didn’t notice before taking it in to the saddle shop to have the stirrup leathers replaced, and, apparently, neither did the saddler, is that there is some stitching missing from both sides of the seat. You can’t see it unless you look closely. I didn’t see it until I was cleaning and oiling it. Even then I didn’t see it right away. I would have had that fixed while I had it there, but rather than make another 120 mile round trip to the shop, I adjusted the asking price on the saddle to allow the buyer to make that repair if they choose to.
The off-side rigging slots had been repaired previously and is all in good working order now. The off-side fender looks like it caught a bit of overspray paint mist. There are some tiny flecks that are barely noticeable.
The seat measures 15″ from the stitching at the back of the seat straight across to the fork and 16″ to the base of the horn. It has full strings with D-rings on the front strings and a D-ring on the fork for a rope strap.
This is a great working ranch saddle that has many many miles left in it. Weighs 30 lbs.