BEAUTIFUL TED FLOWERS PARADE SHOW SADDLE-COVERED IN HORSE HEAD CONCHOS+TRIMS-NR
Please note,, i have over 100 pictures of this saddle,, i had a hard time choosing only 12 for this listing,, if you need any other view or angle of the saddle close ups,, i have them, just let me know, and i will send them to you asap- i want you to see everything on this saddle,, and how loaded and intricate the tooling is, and all the square horse head conchos,,,, the value in all of the ted flower’s famous square horse head conchos far exceeds the price they are asking for the complete saddle ,, they are the hardest to find,, and to have them loaded up on this saddle ,, makes this a real special deal,,. This is a, real ted flowers, fully loaded of the famous ted flowers square horse head conchos trims,, and huge hand engraved saddle cornerplates, and fender accents-they look like monel, or nickle silver,, with his also famous his hand tooled floral pattern- this saddle has been owned by one family for 3 generations- rode in shows, and parades many decades, . This saddle is in good condition, complete with the original parade tappedaro stirrups-the tapedaros are out of shape,, the leather curls in a bit, on the edges,,, supple leather on the tapedaros,, still attached to the wood stirrups- as pictured-i measured this saddle with a ” 6 5/8″ inch wide gullet. This is a adult size, “14 3/4 -15″ inch seat-the leather is supple, and flexible- totally loaded with lots of the ted flowers horsehead conchos,, and the trims have not been cleaned nor polished, nor has this saddle been cleaned yet, and it still looks pretty. Began making saddles during the 1940’s in his shop in anderson, indiana. He then moved his shop to alexandria, indiana. It is during the 1950’s through 1960’s that. Produced most of his saddles. Was a very prolific parade saddle maker during his time. Saddles were very popular for use in parade horse classes at shows such as saddlebred, morgan, & palomino. It is believed he stopped producing saddles altogether in the mid-seventies. Although , did make a very few saddles with sterling silver and gold plating, was known for using mostly. German silver, monel, nickel, and aluminum. On his parade saddles. For decorative accents on his conchos. Some of his lower end saddles and accessories had. The saddle has a quarter horse tree is leather and burlap wrapped and solid, and used on several horses through the decades- one of the wooden stirrups inside the tapedaros shows an outside surface split- it is still intact. This saddle was completely built by ted flowers,,, the pommel end caps are gone, but all of the square horsehead concho saddles trims, and cornerplates are original and intact, there is only one missing square concho, and that is on the stirrup tapedaro,, all the rest are on the saddle, except for the pommel end caps. It is a well made saddle weighs about 35 pounds, with a leather and burlap wrapped wood tree-the tree is good and tight. The famous square conchos, are in his ted flowers parade saddle catalog,, – the large square engraved conchos measures approx “2 x 2″ inches-the smaller plain ones are approx, .. “1″ x “1″ inch. There are 6 large cornerplates, with diamond accent. There are 2 large cornerplates, on the fenders for accents. 4 of the large square horse head concho trims-on each of the the fenders. 7 of the smaller plain square conchos trims on each fender. 9 on the the tapedaro stirrups-8 on the other, as one is missing as pictured. 1- horn cap concho. 22 -large square horse head conchos on the lower skirt. 7-on the back of the saddle cantle. 12-on the upper skirts. Wow,, lotsof conchos on this saddle. The saddle has very nice hand tooled leather flowers pattern, with intricate chain tooling, and ivy leaves intertwined into the rope chain ,,, this was a special order saddle, and the border tooling very rare and unique, with the ivy leaves into the chain like, that-a lot of hours went into making this saddle decades ago. The stirrups fenders length adjust by roller buckles, that work properly, surface rust and oxiadation, but still work. Craftsman ted flowers was saddle maker for the stars. Roy rogers and trigger. The legendary roy rogers was known to visit the saddles on parade shop where he bought equipment from ted flowers. Was a time when ted flowers was one of the best known parade saddle. Makers in the united states. From the 1950s through the 1970s, his. Saddles were an affordable alternative to horse saddles made on the west. Flowers’ prices ranged from $32 for an unadorned standard over $15,000 for a more exquisite model. But most of flowers’handmade saddles cost in the vicinity of $1,000 to $2,000. During the 1940s, edward anderson “ted” flowers began making saddles at his shop in. He then moved to alexandria where he opened saddles on parade. On indiana 9, just south of town. It was there where flowers not only. Produced most of his saddles, but also manufactured his own steel dyes. For stamping patterns into the leather. The saddle maker most often used. German silver, stainless steel, sterling silver, brass, and copper to. The fancier saddles featured an indian head or. Horse head decoration, and sometimes a 14-caret gold inlay. Weighed anywhere from seventy-five to one-hundred-fifty pounds. The cowboy stars would land their private planes at. Alexandria’s knott’s airport just a mile away and go almost unnoticed by. Fellow customers at saddles on parade. Flowers parade saddle is known as the royal and was made in the early. It was used primarily for parade classes and has the mark of. Saddles on parade up by the swells. Equestrians appearing at the rose. Bowl parade in pasadena, california, or macy’s thanksgiving parade in. New york city, often sit tall in a saddle made by flowers. Have also been featured on episodes of the history channel’s pawn stars. Considered a supreme craftsman in his field, his life ended tragically. Flowers allegedly shot and killed kenneth goad, 24, and sherry gross, 30, at his alexandria home on aug. He was charged with two. Counts of first degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of. The two muncie residents. While awaiting a january court appearance, the. 61-year-old flowers collapsed at the madison county jail where he was. He passed away on jan. 7, 1976 at saint john’s hospital apparent heart attack. Flowers was laid to rest at park view alexandria. Look at the rest of my items. Ting this week, back on track saddle back pad-, mylar bits. Circle y silver show bridles, and matching reins, pony saddles, parade bridle and reins set,, and more. I have courbette english show bridle to list along with some good quality. Choice boots, and gear, rodeo equipment and much more. Have many nice vintage horse and pony show items, circle y, and tex. Tan brand bridles, and show halters, some sterling silver conchos, and. Trim pieces for bridles and halters, show halter leads, always some nice used horse and pony saddles and equipment on check back often.The item “BEAUTIFUL TED FLOWERS PARADE SHOW SADDLE-COVERED IN HORSE HEAD CONCHOS+TRIMS-NR” is in sale since Saturday, December 20, 2014. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Tack-Western\Saddles”. The seller is “machinr” and is located in Climax, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: TED FLOWERS-ANDERSON IND.
- Saddle Type: PARADE -SHOW
- Color: BLACK, HAND TOOLED LEATHER
- Saddle Size: 14 3/4- 15 INCH ADULT SIZE
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