Sometimes changing the stirrup length can help. The holes in the western saddle are just a basic setting. There's no law says you can't punch holes halfway between. That little difference might make a big difference. A side note: the Blevins quick adjust buckle is what contributes to having a very stiff stirrup leather. For many years, because a cowboy didn't loan his saddle, the leathers were laced which allowed the leathers to be more flexible. I cut them off one saddle and changed to lacing and haven't looked back. The Blevins were great for riding stables, dude ranches, etc.
Last edited by Saddlebag; 06-09-2012 at 09:08 PM.