So I ride in a western youth saddle from the 60s, shown below. Its worn out, of course, and I bought it used in Montana, since it fit me and Milo perfectly. Soon after I got this saddle, I was hung up and dragged and hurt my hips to the extent that I ride funny nowadays .
I've found that the knee pads that are built into the cantle area of Australian stock saddles REALLY help my riding and balance. I want to take my saddle in to see if some could be designed and attached over the western saddle I ride in. Is this something that has been done before? Is it possible to do on my saddle, or on a saddle in general? I am reluctant to buy an Australian saddle or a half-breed one because the fit on this one is already so good for me and Milo.