This saddle, designed exclusively by Ben, is made to be as authentic as possible to General Kilpatrick's saddle (read history below).
The saddle is made from 100% genuine leather and is 100% custom-made. It features a unique style of fenders, skirts and back jockey with the pointed, elongated saddle parts and hooded stirrups. The "dove" stamping is on the original saddle, and this stamping tool was ordered specially to produce this saddle.
The girth is unique with its wide style and leather lining on the off-side. Underside of saddle features a dense wool felt, and stirrups are adjustable. Saddle comes with girth and saddle blanket shown.
A little history about this saddle: The Hope Saddle was originally produced in Texas about 1857 and built on a Spanish tree with a horn. This particular version was styled after the Hope Saddle owned by Union Cavalry leader, General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick ~ the original one is in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Hope Saddle was made to the specifications of the officer's style and taste. Due to this, each was styled a little differently. It was used by many officers on both sides of the civil war conflict.
7/27/21 NOTE: Now offering this saddle in a beautiful "Golden Brown" color. Click on color swatch to order it.
All saddles are:
- 100% genuine Leather
- 100% Individually Custom-Made
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Numbered for authenticity
- Treated with leather protection
Each Saddle and Accessory Custom Made for You.
Whether you are outfitting your model horse for the show ring, your shelf at home, or a scene you have created, these custom-made saddles will put the finishing touch on your model horse.
When collectors add Barbara's leather artwork to their vintage collection of Johnny West horses (1:6 scale), Breyer Traditional-sized model horses (1:9 scale), or other beautifully-created model horses (some, such as the "Dragon" horse or Luis Aguilar's spectacular custom horses, are large 1:6 scale), the results are breathtaking!
Model tack sizes
- 1:9 scale fits Traditional Breyers
- 1:6 scale fits JW
- Large 1:6 scale fits Dragon