Originally Posted by Horsesaplenty
Colin at the Australian Stock Saddle company can probably refit it to your boy and it'd be cheaper than buying another :)
That would be a neat trick since Syd Hill can't change the size
I can get the flocking redone, but the tree size is what it will always be (unless it breaks). Not all stock saddles can have the trees altered.
The ones made outside of Australia can, because of how they are made which is where most of the Australian Stock Saddle Company saddles are likely from (or the parts if they assemble them here). Unless it has the name of an actual Australian saddle maker on it or made in the US it's likely from one of the Asian countries. Most often India although there are others. Even most of the ones they make here are often on trees from India if they're "adjustable".
Not that that's always a bad thing, but it means that the saddle has to be built on a certain kind of tree in order to it to be altered. My Syd Hill tree is not alterable neither are many other saddles made in Australia. Even some that are made over here by certain saddle makers use US Western style tree (which I prefer to the European style tree of the traditional stock saddle since it displaces more weight) cannot be altered.