I believe this was done when the saddle was being made as the basket weave tooling pattern is different on each side of the split. It is hard to see but should show up with the zoom feature - or I have several photos ready to share.
HAS OLDER STYLE BLEVIN BUCKLE STIRRUP ADJUSTERS. SADDLE WEIGHS 24.4 LBS. NEEDS TO BE REFLEECED OR USE THICK SADDLE PAD. SADDLE IS SOUND HORN IS TIGHT. STITCHING IS UNDONE IN 1 SPOT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF UPPER FENDER.
Rigging Type: Drop Dee. Saddle Maker Location: Yoakum, Texas. Type of Saddle: Team Roper. Makers: High Horse by Circle Y. Finished Seat Size: 15". Seat Type: Full Quilted Suede. Skirt Length (Front to Back): 27".
The Briscoe Roper by Circle Y has a LTM fiberglass reinforced wood DURAhide wide tree, is fully hand tooled, has flint rawhide roper stirrups, and include a rear cinch set. Suede seat with rough out seat jockeys and fenders. Silver laced rawhide cantle binder and rawhide horn lip. This is a great looking roping saddle at a great price with all the Circle Y quality you expect built in.
Box stamp with floral border
7/8 Double D
2 1/4" Neck, 3" Cap
15" D x 27" L
Maker: Circle Y Saddlery. Rigging Type: Drop Dee. Saddle Maker Location: Yoakum, Texas. Type of Saddle: Team Roper. Finished Seat Size: 14.5". Seat Type: Full Padded Suede. Skirt Length (Front to Back): 27".