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Copyright Bricktown Trading 2016
with Horsehead Medallions
Parade Saddle Set
The Horse Culture Museum of China
on their acquisition of this beautiful saddle for
Back in the day there were several models of
parade saddles available in the Ted Flower's
catalog. The most expensive model was
"The Ted Flower's Special."
Since this model was very expensive there were
not as many purchased and hence you do not run
into very many today.
The conchos (silver pieces) on this model are
much smaller than what you generally find on the
other Ted Flower's models. The pattern that the
conchos are laid out in are also much more
intricate. For that reason they would have been
more expensive to produce than the other
This particular "Special" was originally purchased
as part of a "His & Her's" set. The couple who
originally owned it had a son who competed all
over the US and Canada (Calgary Stampede)in
rodeos. They followed their son to all his events
and rode their own horses in the Grand Entry
parades. They used the 2 Flower's Special saddles.
When they retired from rodeo they sold the two
sets to a lady from Texas who entered many
parades all over Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana
with her Tennessee Walking Horses. She had quite
a few parade sets. It was not unusual for her to
tack up several of her horses, load them in the
trailer, and head out to a parade. Her horses were
so well trained that when she got there she would
ask others if they wanted to ride with her group!
(Yes, you need very well trained horses to do
that). She and her parade horses won many "best
in parade" trophies for her efforts! Her name was
Felicia. Felicia was such a big collector that her
boyfriend built her a separate air conditioned
building to house all of her saddles!
When Felicia retired she sold the 2 Special models
to the owners of PSA. The "Her's" saddle is now in
a Roy Roger's museum in Canada. This particular
saddle is the "His" saddle and has now been part of
the PSA collection for many years.
This particualr saddle has the larger padded white
seat. Over the years the owner of PSA has done
some restoration to this set and also added some
accessories to it.
This set consists of the following:
(2)tapaderos (stirrup covers)
Fancy black Aluminum Western Bit with Etching
(2) Full silver reins
Serapes - ( 2 panels)
Genuine Vintage Wool Corona Blanket
A set of Fancy Crockett Parade Spurs
A double holster Gun Belt
2 Nickel plated Pistols
Read more about the holster, spurs, and pistols on
the next page...
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actually see them! We also provide our buyers with more
photos and very detailed condition report before they buy.
There is a reason many collectors buy repeatedly from PSA!
Gunbelt, pistols, and spurs!
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