Glenn Pier Depot
Basic Atlanta Arsenal Saddle (pictured right) includes:
Extremely Abbreviated Skirts
All iron hardware
Girth (available as double buckle or sling; web, leather, quilted wool, or canvas)
Oak Stirrups (uncovered)
Base Price for this model is . . . . . $600.00
This saddle was a version of the Texas saddle and was manufactured in great numbers by the Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus Arsenals. This saddle was very popular among Western Confederate Troopers. Actual examples of this saddle have not survived, and this saddle is based upon written specifications and artists' conceptions. There is no indication that Confederate trooper's saddles were provided with screw-in footman loops. If a loop was used at all, it was a driven in staple type. Some sources indicate that some of these saddles had no skirts at all, just quarterstrap rigging, in a last desperate effort to get Confederates mounted. Saddles varied widely by saddle makers.