I bought a really old faded saddle by Chs saddlery. I couldn’t find any website for the maker to get much info on it but it’s a Arthur kottas saddle. I’ve only seen pictures of this brand in black so I think that was the original color.
Assuming the tree checks out when I get it should I dye the leather black to make it look better ( it also would look better on my black horse if it fits) or just try to darken it to a dark brown if that is possible? For a black saddle to be this brown does it mean it’s been left in the rain?