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post #1 of 8 Old 05-07-2012, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Help with an Australian Saddle

I recently purchased an Australian Saddle. This must be a dumb question...but I'm going to ask anyway it came with stirrups that are made for someone that has to be 7 foot tall..I am on the short side and they cannot be adjusted enough to come close to fitting. Does anyone know where I can get new straps for my stirrups? Or what they are called?
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-07-2012, 10:06 AM
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I recently purchased an Australian Saddle. This must be a dumb question...but I'm going to ask anyway it came with stirrups that are made for someone that has to be 7 foot tall..I am on the short side and they cannot be adjusted enough to come close to fitting. Does anyone know where I can get new straps for my stirrups? Or what they are called?
They are called leathers, or stirrup leathers.

From what I've seen, most people just use regular english stirrup leathers on their Aussie saddles, and you can order those offline or get them at any english tack store in your area. :)

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-07-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Flank Billet?

Would a flank billet be what I need? When I look for stirrup leathers..the items that show up don't look like the would work...there is a metal hook on the saddle that I need to hook the strap onto ... its not a buckle ..but a hook... the flank billet looks like it would be what I need but I'm not sure!
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Add new holes with a leather punch for the buckles.... then clip off the excess? I did that with my stirrup leathers when I got a great deal on 3 pair, they were for amazons though LOL

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-07-2012, 10:50 AM
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Stirrup Leathers for Australian Horse Saddles



The children's stirrup leather will fit up to about a 28" inseam. Or you can use English stirrup leathers. They will hook onto the stirrup bar just fine.


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that's IT! Thank you all!
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I had the same problem with my aussie saddle and used the english leathers, like in the pic above. Being able to use english stirrups is really why I got an aussie instead of anything else. Easier on the knees unlike a western and more secure than an english saddle.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-08-2012, 07:39 AM
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Stirrup Leathers for Australian Horse Saddles

Contact these guys tell them what your inseam is, they will hook you up.
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