If it helps any I live in Idaho. I swear the stirrups must weigh 5 or 6 lbs each! The saddle uses actual Blevins-brand adjusters, marked with the location of Wheaton, Wyo., and the original patent number 3,314,121, and they appear to be original to the saddle. I have posted more pix. There is a suede cover on the bottom that covers the fiberglass wood tree.