I decided to post this separately from my other thread, since it's a whole different subject. I hope it's in the right place.
So, I had a saddle given to me by a good friend two days ago. I've been looking around for a western saddle for 4-H this year, and my friend just so happened to have one sitting around.
It's a nice saddle, but has definitely seen better days. It has been sitting for a couple years, and was (and still slightly is, I ran out of saddle soap!) coated in dust. One of the leg flaps (where the stirrups attach, not sure what to call it?) has torn off completely, and the padding that is normally on the underside of the saddle is very worn. There are plenty places where the stitching needs to be fixed up, and the leather strip that you use for the cinch is cracked and torn in places. I was wondering if there is anyone on here that works with leather that could help me out? I'm wondering if it is even worth fixing up, or if I could go buy a better saddle for cheaper?
Sorry for so many pictures! I was trying to show the leg flap, where it was attached, and the bottom of the saddle, the cinch flap and some of the stitching. I hope you can see them, they aren't very good.