When I bought my saddle, it came with an english style girth (I personally prefer western). I need to get a new one as this one is very worn out, but when I took it off the saddle, I noticed that on one side of the girth, one of the girth straps is attached right to the girth, and just loops around what appears to be a latigo ring under the saddle flaps and buckles into the girth. I have never seen a girth that attaches like that before, and can see myself having an impossible time finding a new one.
I would like to add a latigo strap to the ring and just use a western cinch, but I have never had to replace one before and do not know how to go about it. Does it have to go to a saddler to have one sewn on, or do they buckle or tie on?
Anyone have any experience with replacing latigo straps on a western or australian saddle?
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