To identify the brand of saddle purchased or acquired, check the saddle for a logo, emblem or manufacturer name, typically located on the underside. In addition, check with a saddle maker or retail store clerk to identify the type of saddle purchased, such as a western or English saddle.
Once the manufacturer or saddle type is established, research the manufacturer's website to locate a picture or description of the saddle to verify the accuracy of the research. Most manufacturer websites feature saddle manuals, photos and instructions on use. In addition, the manufacturer's website may also identify the price of the saddle when purchased new.