How do I read my saddle’s serial number?

The Serial Number Search is for saddles 2006 and newerIf unsure of your saddle’s manufacture date please see the information below the search to determine age. 

Format:  There should be two lines of numbers on your serial plate. The top line is the Model Number. The bottom line is the Serial Number and will begin with the year of production.

Model # 123-456-7890-12
Serial #  20061234      (This is the number to type in the search below.)

If the search box above does not work, please scroll down to read the number manually by model year.

If you would like additional information we do offer an archive search, we’ll provide you a certificate via email and a hardcopy mailed to you, which includes all of the information that we find on the saddle, including the original catalog image and price, along with sizing information and suggested values based on the condition. If our experts are not able to find your saddle in our archive you will not be charged. Here is a link if you would like the Authentication Certificate:

There are 3 styles of numbers used through the years, each new style telling more than before about the saddle:

Model Number Layout: 123-456-7890-12  (S/Q) Example: T60-721-9211-12
(123)Model Number
(4)Seat Size: 5=15.5″, 6=16.5″, 7=17.5″, 8=18.5″
(5)Color: 1=Black, 2=Brown, 4=Golden
(6)Tooling: 1/2=Tooled, 0=Smooth
(7)Rigging: 1=Western, 2/6=EBR Single Tie, 3/7=EBR Double Tie, 4=English Billet, 5=Western, 8=Buckle Tie, 9=Adjustable Position
(8)Skirt: 1=Round, 2=Full
(9)Fender: 1=Western, 2=Western Long, 3=Trail, 4=Trail Long, 5=Plantation, 6=English Stirrup leathers 7=Trooper Med, 8=Trooper Long
(0)Stirrup: 1=Leather laced 2.5″, 2=Leather laced 3″, 3=Trail Glide standard, 4=Leather covered Trail Glide, 5=Trail Glide Hooded, 6=EBS Trail Glide, 7=Oversized Hooded Trail Glide, 8=EBS Leather laced, 9=Leather covered EBS Trail Glide, 0=Other
(1)Hardware: 1=Brass, 2=Chrome, 3=Brass Concho, 4=Silver Concho, 5=Tucker conchos, 6=LA conchos, 7=Aztec Star conchos, 9=Brass hearts
(2)Tree: 1=Medium, 2=Wide, 3=Extra Wide, 7=FB Medium, 8=FB Wide, 4=Mule Medium, 5=Mule Wide         Saddle Fit Guide
[(S)]-Supple Ride-Additional Feature on some models
[(Q)]-Quilted Seat– Additional Feature on some models

Model Number Layout:  012345678A. Example: 021495384M
(01)Manufacture Date:  98 – 05
(234)Model Number
(5)Seat Size:  5=15.5″, 6=16.5″, 7=17.5″, 8=18.5″
(678)Unique saddle number 
(A)Tree Size: M=Medium, W=Wide, X=Extra Wide

Before 1998
Model Number Layout: A123456 Example: W187231
(A)Style:  E = Endurance, W = Western
(1)Month Manufactured: 1=Jan.,  2=Feb.,  3=Mar., Etc..
(23)Year Manufactured: 83-98
(456)Unique saddle number


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