Yeah, those pads alone sell for over $100 on Pro Choice's website. Those nylon collars aren't much but they go for about $20+ at a discount or yardsale. That saddle goes for, obviously over $100, but we didn't do research on the brand until we got home. But more on that in a sec, here are the photos I took right after we got it, before I cleaned and oiled it-
|Ignore my saddle stand, LOL. Buzz Lightyear cars!!|
Naturally, as soon as I get the time, I get my saddle soap out, some conditioner and stuff for the silver conchos and get to work. It took a good hour+ for it to really be where I wanted it. Very dusty, but not overly dirty if that makes sense. It's been stored inside so no mold. Here are the after photos-
|Horn concho still needs work.|
|Had to make sure it was comfy.|
Looks SOO much better, right?????? It looks darker, not just from being wet though. Used some stuff for saddles so it makes the leather darker and more polished looking. :D Woot for dark saddles.... I love brown but all of my stuff is darker, sooo.... Anyways, as I was instagramming a photo of the brand, I realized that it said THIS!
|Ooh la la Circle A!!|
So, me, being a lover of all "Circle" saddles, I googled the name, brand and number. Guess what. Guess. Stinking. What.
I FOUND THE SAME SADDLE. Same saddle. On sale. For a limited time. Price was $587, not counting shipping, normal price is over $800.
We got it, the pad, breast collar and somewhat junky and not-so-safe girth for $120.
WOOHOO for Craigslist.
Also, I found a lady who wants to trade her 15 inch barrel for my 14 inch-for her daughter-so if I get that one and like it, this Circle A will go to mother dearest and I'll keep the new one. Here's the only photo I have:
Wish me luck!