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Ted Flowers Indiana Model Saddle
The "Spot Shop" Custom
"Big Chief Ray"
Magnificent! Extra large custom parade set with a
"The Spot Shop" seat plate.
Features jeweler's bronze Indian heads
throughout.... a very impressive saddle.
After you spend hours polishing one of these
beauties you get rather attached! This saddle is
nicknamed after its former owner -- a 90 year
old cattleman named Raymond!
This saddle is the ultimate for the astute collector.
Many unique and lavish features.
First off, most Ted Flower's saddles were not
marked... so when they are; it makes them much
more special. This saddle is clearly marked, "The
Spot Shop - Alexandria, IND", on the seatplate
behind the horn
Oh, and this saddle is COVERED in jewelers
bronze Indian Heads. As a collector -- I just love
Indian Head sets. You just do not come across
them as often. I love the detail in the faces! The
golden emblems really give this saddle beautiful
contrast; especially against the russet brown
This saddle is also larger in many ways than the
typical Ted Flowers Saddle you still find in
circulation today. Most saddles you find have 27
inch long skirts than hang down approx. 14.5
inches. This saddle has skirts that are 31 inches
long and hang down about 16 inches. The fenders
(stirrup leathers) are also wider than typical, and
the tapaderos (stirrup covers) are longer by about
2.5 inches. If you already have other Ted Flowers
saddles in your collection this one will stand out
because of its sheer size.
Here is another very unusual feature that you see
rarely on a Ted Flower's saddle. This saddle has
Blevins Buckles! If you have ever struggled with
the usual Ted Flowers stirrup leather hardware---
you will love this saddle. Take your tapaderos off
in seconds without swearing!
This set consists of the following:
(2)tapaderos (stirrup covers)
Headstall (no bit)
(2) Full silver reins
Serapes - ( 2 panels)
To have a really nice restoration you have to start
out with a great saddle that has been well cared
for over the years. This saddle was in good
condition but needed some repair as it is over 50
years old. This saddle has been gone over and the
expensive restoration work has been done. It has
it's original finish and the patina on the leather is
beautiful (another plus for the serious collector).
Please do not confuse a parade rig like this with a
moldy old one you find in a classified ad or a
rebuilt barn junker. This saddle is most suitable
for a serious saddle or western memorabilia
collector. Or if you are a horse owner, as most
collectors are, it can take a trip to your favorite
World Championship Show!
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with accessories laid out so you can actually see
them! We also provide our buyers with more
photos and very detailed condition report before
they buy. There is a reason many collectors buy
repeatedly from PSA!
If you are looking for a saddle that is the VERY
BEST... this may be the one for you! Email us by
clicking on the button below, and tell us you are
interested in The Big Chief Ray saddle.
SOLD ! Congratulations to the Horse Culture Museum of China on their acquisition of this fine saddle