First of all, I'm an English rider. The Western is my husband's and I don't know much about it, so I'll try not to sound completely clueless :)
There is a strap that's broken on the saddle, actually chewed through from where it had been poorly stored for about 20 years before it came to us.
It's the one that holds the stirrup, but from the underside. Not the big leather flap with all of the designs, the little one it joins to.
1.) What is that strap called?
2.) Are they expensive?
3.) Would it be a home-fix or do I take it to a pro?
I can get pictures/saddle info if needed.