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post #1 of 4 Old 05-27-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Western saddle repairs?

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.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-27-2012, 11:06 PM
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You are hoping to turn an apple into an orange. I gather you wish to have some sort of support behind your leg near the cantle. It could be done but they (one on each side) would interfere with the wide fenders. The fenders on an aussie are narrow and on the lower half of the leathers.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-27-2012, 11:26 PM
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Knee pads into the cantle area? I'm really confused. Do you mean down the fenders??

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-27-2012, 11:32 PM
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It will cost a lot but I'm sure it can be sone your rigging might need moved and your sturrups will have to be made diffrent it would saveyou money to buy a new saddle (my grandpa used to do leather work on saddes and even made a few) but I do understand I have spent some money on saddles that fit just right so I wouldn't haveto buy new. I know someone I can referance you to that might be interested in doing this for you although any good leather crafter could
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