This photo shows a Albion Legend dressage saddle
. Albion Legend dressage saddles are excellent saddles, this photograph displays an Albion Legend dressage saddle with traditional panels, and 18.5 inch seat size, and regular width tree. You can see how the stirrup leathers have caused some discoloration on the flaps of the saddle, but that is normal and acceptable for used dressage saddles. Discolored panels on an english saddle in no way affect use. Although there are blackening treatments for saddles, wear at this point of the saddle happens to even the most expensive saddles if enough hours are spent in the saddle- and for that reason discoloration on the panels is a good saddle's "battle scars" and shouldn't affect price significantly. Albion Legend dressage saddles typical come in black but can commonly be special ordered in brown. Black tack in dressage became standard because of the European military's preference for black tack.