This is a square skirt Balanced Ride saddle made by Slim Fallis. The seat measures 14 straight across the seat and 15 from the base of the saddle horn. Has strings all around, latigo straps (theres not one on the off side but Ill throw one in), rear billets, swell fork, rope strap on fork, rawhide trimmed horn, oak leaf and acorn tooling, and acorn stitched padded seat. The skirts are about 26 long.
This is an older saddle made in the mid-70s. It has no significant dings or blemishes but there is some mild crazing in the leather of the fenders. With regular oiling the fenders will still last for many years. One of the near side strings is only half length. There is also a 1/4 slit in the leather at the bottom of the near side fender from having the stirrups cranked up too tight on the fenders. I lowered the stirrups and as long as someone doesnt over shorten them again, I dont expect it will be a problem. The seat has some surface crazing also but it is not cracked or split all the way through. This also, if given a little oil from time to time, will last many more years. The leather is supple and still has lots of life left in it.
The tree is sound, rigging slots, stirrups, and fleece are in good condition.
This is a good trail or work saddle. Weighs 28 lbs.