Old Saddle Reconditioning
Finally found a saddle that fits Gun, an old 1940's hardseat. It's very pretty, but has gotten stiff from disuse. I'm giving it a good soak with Skidmore's, and the gent I bought it from cleaned it, replaced the latigo and billet, fleece, and the saddle strings. It has a few small rips I'm going to have repaired, have some breast collar and saddle bag dee's added, but nothing big.
What else can I do to soften up the old leather? Also, it has a lower cantle than I'm used to...do I need to change the way I sit my seat?
"Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die...don't be scared, jut enjoy the ride." - Chris LeDoux