Okay, so I was at one of the local tack shops with my friend and she noticed that they had Stowaway saddle bags, which is what I wanted (just didn't want to splurge on them right now). So, after talking back and forth with her, I decided to get them since they were cheaper at the tack shop than they would have been shipped off the internet.
They look just like these, except they're black instead of red (I wanted red, really, but black, navy and hunter were the only colors the tack shop had):
I love love LOVE that they're lightweight, yet sturdy (feel like they're made out of parachute-type rip-stop nylon), and they're felted on the bottom so they'll be comfortable for Aires.
Now, my problem is attaching them to my saddle. I have an older, no-name Aussie saddle that only has rings for attaching a breast collar at the front. It's also rigged western, so there's no overgirth. I tried to find a pic of the saddle bags not attached to saddle, but couldn't find them anywhere. There are two sets of straps on them. The first set is pretty standard and are just feed-through adjustable straps that hook perfectly to the breast collar rings. The second set of straps are elastic and I can't for the life of me figure out where to attach them. Do they stretch under the flap to my rigging? Can anyone help me?
I can try to get pics tomorrow, if it'll help, but here's a pic of my saddle on Aires (ignore the way it's sitting and the ginormous pad...it was thrown on there quickly just to take some pics, so I didn't bother with it sitting perfectly):