The Hope Saddle (Mexican Saddle) by Linda Egle
2″h x 2.5″w x 3″d edition 50
Adolphus Hope produced the Hope saddle during the 1830’s – 1850’s and was referred to as the “Mexican” saddle because of the low, over sized horn. The Hope was used by many officers during the Civil War. The low, slanted cantle made for easier riding and became the saddle of choice for many trail drive cowboys. The Hope became the forerunner of the 1870’s stock saddle.