2009 County Innovation 18" Saddle, will all the upgrades! Great potential match for horses with the hard-to-fit big shoulder/high wither combination.
County calls this leather XTR, which is a buffalo-type leather that is their most expensive, long-lasting leather option. Textured surface is designed to increase grip through the rider’s leg. Leather color is dark brown. Stunning saddle. Beautiful condition, minor wear under stirrup leathers.
Seat measures true to size. This saddle has all the bells and whistles. Front and back blocks. Flap is perfect for the rider with a longer thigh with regular length, forward position, and measures approximately 13.5” from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 15” in width at the widest point.
Integrated panels for a closer feel of the horse. Gusseted panels, wool stuffed for future adjust-ability. Slight wither gussets in front allow for a little extra wither clearance. Fit will be like a medium-wide in most brands. (Stamped “MN”, but this brand and model are notorious for measuring wider than marked. Actual fit will be a medium-wide with lots of room through the shoulder.) While this brand does not have dots under the pommel, if I take the measurement approximating where those dots would sit, I get approximately 4.75” as a simulated dot-to-dot measurement. The angle of the panels is very generous, to allow lots of shoulder room.
Serial number reads 0911022617 MN SR.
Retails around $5,000 in this leather option. Don’t buy new, you will have saved over 2 thousand dollars over the new price! Will also trade for 17.5 W Passier Wellington or 18 AO 2 1/2 Childeric (FM)