Yes, Whaler, it's from the same fellow who sold me 400 lbs of rotten harness Anyways, paid $90 for this saddle. Why would someone plaster wrap a wooden tree? The saddle strings are new, it just needs some neatsfoot oil and clean the crap off the tree.
and just look at those tapaderos!!!
The black thing hanging off the pommel is the headstall of a pony harness. I'll get the horse furniture cleaned up, hang it on one of the shitters in the field and post a pic