So I've had this issue for awhile now and I'm wondering if the new saddle just needs its time to break in or If anyone has any tricks. I got the saddle new last Christmas. Only saddle I own so it gets used a majority of the time and is still a bit stiff in the fenders. Before I moved barns I was using the broomstick idea to turn the fenders which worked for awhile but they always just went back to there normal way. They also have those cheapie rawhide stirrups on them which I'm going to change tomorrow because I bought aluminum ones with thick tread on them. I also read that if you put the stirrup keepers bck on that it'll help turn the fenders back out. But because my stirrups are on the smallest hole they'll go I cannot fit the keeper back on because the fender is wider there.
Any tips? I constantly loose my stirrups especially when cantering because no matter what my saddle just wants to keep turning back to its normal state. I'm constantly fighting with it. Any tips to get my fenders to permanently turn out?!
Here's what my rawhide stirrups look like for comparison and the new ones I just got.
Old stirrups- https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&biw=320&bih=416&t bm=isch&sa=1&q=rawhide+stirrups&oq=rawhide+stirrup s&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3..0i24j0i5i24.240008.244262.0.2447184.108.40.206. 0.0.0.397.2289.0j1j1j5.7.0...0.0...1ac.1.2AQkBbY_a Rc#i=60
New- https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&biw=320&bih=416&t bm=isch&sa=1&q=aluminum+stirrups&oq=aluminum+sti&g s_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.2.0j0i24l4.104712.109556.0.1115220.127.116.11.0 .0.0.483.2872.0j6j3j1j2.12.0...0.0...1ac.1.0vslDQ2 KojY#i=2
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