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Dusty Johnson
PLEASANT VALLEY
SADDLE SHOP
2870 W Granite Park Dr
Prescott, AZ  86305

Phone:(928) 515-3029
Fax: 888-874-1030

 

  

 

   SILVER  PARADE SADDLES

"Historic Parade saddles for the discriminating collector" 

Museum Tour of Silver Saddles

(DO NOT MISS THIS !  click on this link ) 

WOW !  Here is the Parade Saddle you have been looking for !!
    ROYAL DELUXE special !

This saddle was made by Ted Flowers in the late 1960s and is known as the ROYAL DELUXE model with horsehead motif on almost all of the German Silver plates and conchos.. It is in extremely good condition and has relined and restitched recently. This is an easy saddle to polish to a very outstanding silver finish.  The seat size is generous 15".  A most unusual accessory is the Martingale which is rarely found.   Included with the saddle is a largeBreast Collar, full Tapaderos with swivels, beautiful full size Serapes, an almost new Bridle with face chain and silvered Reins.  The Corona Pad is almost new and like the originals with sheepskin lining, wear leathers and hand tied black and white corona

I have fully oiled and polished this rig and can assure you the plates are tight, polished and original.  It is very, very rare to find a rig this complete and in this condition.   It does not have a Hip Drop but the Martingale more than makes up for it.

Call me direct at 928-515-3029 to make this yours before someone else gets it.

This is truly specia
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For Sale  --   Very, Very Collectible
     
(Click on any picture for a larger view )

 

 

For the serious collector !

This is a most unusual Ted Flowers Parade Saddle! It was made to be used on a smaller horse or Hackney Pony. Not truly a “pony saddle” but better classified as a “Youth Saddle”. It was made for two youngsters in Ohio and ridden in the early 1960s. Two of the photos show them receiving show trophies and give a better idea of the scale of the saddle.. I have a bit of the history of the saddle and ... the costumes they wore. These costumes are available at a slight additional cost and make a terrific display with the saddle and its parts..

I have just completed a full restoration of this rare saddle. It has new leather lining throughout including fenders, breast collar, serapes and new sheepskin under the skirts. The breast collar and serapes have brand new drops (made with the old silver, of course) and the bridle is duplicated from the original with the old silver. The metal throughout is a combination of German Silver and Monel.

What a terrific rig for your young show/parade rider or use it as a marvelous decorator item in your home or office. I guarantee you will never see another like it !!

Here are the size details:

Seat size  12” -- Fork width  12” -- Cantle  3” -- Gullet - 5”

Bars 17” -- Skirts 12 1/2” x 23 -- Tapaderos  19” -- Serapes  11” x 31”

Breast Collar  3 3/4” x 31”

This saddle is as new as any 50 year old rig can be with new leather linings and fully oiled and polished. It still shows enough “experience” to enhance its collectible value and to remain a centerpiece in your collections.



 
 

 

 

If you are buying or selling a silver saddle  phone me
 at
(928) 515-3029

Questions ?  Phone me direct at (928) 515-3029 in Prescott, Arizona, for more details.

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   This is a BIG page.  Be sure to roll down all the way down for more saddles in the ARCHIVE section.

For "Why Restore ?" and History information  please click this picture 

Most of the Parade Saddles that I  sell were created by famous makers Ted Flowers and Bruce Lovins.  They made saddles 50 years ago using German Silver, Monel, Nickel and Aluminum metals.  This was less expensive and more durable than Sterling, but looks like silver.   I refurbish each rig as completely as possible while maintaining the original parts.   These saddles weigh approximately 75 pounds including serapes, breast collar, etc.   I have restored and sold over 211 of  these Flowers & Lovins  parade saddles.   If you are searching  for a parade saddle or have one to sell please contact me immediately.   All saddles are oiled, tightened and fully polished and refurbished or restored as needed before delivery.  I also do insurance appraisals for a small fee.    Call me if you have any questions.  

          Archive Photos below - These saddles have been SOLD to collectors 

  Enjoy looking at the details of these wonderful examples of true Americana from the 1950's and '60's .      (click any picture for a larger detail view)         

                                                                                       (For the privacy of my clients I NEVER quote prices on the Internet) 

        Watch these fun links --            www.lonerangerfanclub.com          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk2AGSQuSgs                                                                                  

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NOTE:

Due to current equipment liability laws ALL saddles sold from my shop are "For Display Only". 

 As with any type of equine equipment "Ride at your own risk".

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