Join Date: Oct 2009
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If it's English rigged it has a recessed stirrup leather bar, and there's no way for you to put Western fenders on it. It's simply not made like a Western saddle, and it'd cost you more to convert it than it would to just buy a Tucker already Western rigged.
Western fenders are actually part of the saddle, whereas English stirrup leathers are an add-on item. You can't just sew on Western fenders and make it a Western saddle. The saddle is balanced to English standards, which means the weight distribution is different than a Western.
Cashel sells two converters to a pack, if you still want to consider buying the saddle.
Really though, what you want is a Western Tucker, not an English. Instead of trying to mish-mash to make something fit, you'd be better off looking for what you really want and passing on this particular saddle.
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