Hey, so I have a gorgeous full size western saddle that I bought off eBay. I'm hoping it will fit Ali - if it doesn't I won't use it on her, don't worry about that.
It measures 17" seat and 9" gullet.
But it didn't come with a cinch, so I bought two, only to find that the back strap of the western saddle is apparently not the same as the front! Not a problem as such, but I'm wondering:
A) Do I really need a rear cinch? The saddle has the straps for one.
B) Where is a good place to buy a rear cinch and a connector strap? Any online saddlery stores based in the UK that do western kit?
C) Would I be better off just having it converted to use an English style girth? (I'm in the UK.)
I initially purchased the saddle with a cob in mind, so again, I have to see if it fits Ali properly. It's also very heavy - I'm a little concerned it might be too heavy for her. Really want her to be comfortable.