Brown leather covered wooden tree of Spanish - Louisiana Cajun design origins with a very tall saddle horn and high cantle, harness leather covered back jockey and skirts. Has iron furniture with brass decorative tacks. Has very thick wood block stirrups carved to represent an owl. Cinch straps appear to be older replacements, cinch lacking. The Attakapas saddle, named after a native American tribe in southwest Louisiana, was a popular style with southern cattleman in the Antebellum period. Like other southern civilian saddles they were pressed into Confederate military service. This particular saddle in featured on page 53 of Knopp, Made in the C.S.A., Saddle Makers of the Confederacy .
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Good. Has moderate age and service wear with small areas of leather loss, heaviest on the horn, crazing on the skirt and back jockey leather.