Can someone tell me how old this saddle might be?
It is a Crosby Prix De Nations Springseat saddle. to my knowledge, it was used 20some years ago (maybe less, maybe more- im not sure) by a showjumper. I think its an all purpose saddle, though (i am a dressage rider, and have yet to venture into the hunter jumper world...). Sorry I dont have pictures, I'll try to post them soon.
I have no idea what it looked like new, but when i came to me the flaps were a darkish orangey color. The seat and padding are a lighter tan, and are finished. It has the metal plate thing just beside the stirrup bars that says Crosby England, but it doesnt have a date. On the inside of the bottom flap it says Prix De Nations Springseat Saddle in worn gold paint. (very, very hard to read- I only noticed it a few weeks ago)