Pony Express Saddle

               This saddle was used by express riders between April 1860 and October 1861.  Pony express riders delivered mail between the Missouri River and the Pacific Coast.  The "Mochila," a leather blanket of sorts, fit securely over the saddle and was kept in place by the rider's weight.  It featured four "cantinas" (pockets) where the mail was securely padlocked.  The "Mochila" offered an easy and quick removal onto a fresh horse at remount stations, as the U.S. Mail was relayed across the prairies.

Color Choices:  Black or Brown
Sizes Available:  
Important Note:  Photos may not show this saddle in all sizes.  Please be assured that each saddle will be created as you see it, for the saddle size you order.
Suggested Accessories
to Accent the Pony Express Saddle
  • Western Saddlebags (flaps open except on Breyer-1:9 size--choose between two styles)
  • Rifle Scabbard (JW or Dragon only--choose between two styles)
  • Breast Collar (choose between two styles)
  • Canteen (choose between two styles)
  • Halter/Lead
  • Western Bridle (choose between four styles)
  • Pommel and Cantle Bag set
  • Tapedoros
  • Wineskins
  • Feed Bag/Grain Sack
  • Grazing Hobbles

1:9 Scale (BR) SKU# W 11 19s  $77.00
1:6 Scale (JW) SKU#W 11 16s    $139.00
Large 1:6 Scale (DR) SKU#W 11 L16s  $153.00
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Pony Express Saddle 


Save money when you buy a complete package!  All accessories included with the package will be made the same color as the saddle color you choose, unless otherwise noted.

Color Choices:  Black or Brown


Sizes Available:  

1:9 Scale (BR) SKU#W 11 19p  $88.00
1:6 Scale (JW) SKU#W 11 16p  $155.00
Large 1:6 Scale (DR) SKU#W 11 L16p $170.00
Pony Express Saddle Package includes:
  •  Pony Express Saddle
  •  Western Bridle
  •  Saddle Blanket (color may vary)

This replica is carefully designed by Ben and features 100% genuine leather throughout.  The saddle under the Mochila is a lightweight one to decrease the weight on the horse's back.  Stirrups are fully adjustable.  Girth is a woven style.  Mochila easily comes on/off.  Underside of saddle is covered with wool felt for authenticity.  Bridle is made from kangaroo lacing.

Removable "Mochila"

1:6 scale black saddle shown on Johnny West horse
1:6 scale brown saddle shown on Johnny West horse
1:6 scale Pony Express  saddle shown
on Johnny West horse
1:6 scale Pony Express saddle (without Mochila)  shown on  Johnny West horse
1:6 scale Pony Express  saddle shown on Johnny West horse

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