"Like I said, the additions appear to be Mexican. Personally I would guess the saddle was American military possibly used during the Villa-Juarista-Pershing battles in 1911-14, captured by the Mexicans and converted to what it is today. Quien sabe,…"
"So Tom, do you think it was military then with different stirrups added later in its life for perhaps ranching or what have you. Also what military might it have been used for, any knowledge of that? Thanks Tom, your information is so…"
"It has a rounded pommel and no horn. The horn is used on Western saddles for roping; there isn't a horn on military saddles. The cantel is lower on her saddle, likewise on military saddles. It is much higher on Western saddles. A high cantel…"
"Antique saddles are a very specialized field and you are best off finding a place where they know a lot about them. For example you could contact the guy that runs the following site (where they sell reproduction military saddles) and see if he or…"
"The saddle has some early military designs, but has had additional leather added to it. The leather rosettes are called conchas, a Mexican addition, and the "strings" also are not found on American military saddles. Early saddles had…"