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I have two western kids saddles and six western saddles of various types and sizes. I think I have too many saddles but some have sentimental value.
 

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I am in the same boat as you Kevin.

Between my Dad and I, we have 5 horses that are ridden and several more that aren't.

We have a total of, I think, 8 western saddles (7 roping and 1 show). Did have 9 until we gave my old kid saddle to my niece. We need to do some culling though, there is 1 with a broken tree and like 2 more that need a trip to the saddler for some fixin'. LOL. The rest of them will stay until they are no longer fixable. 6 of them are handmade billy cooks that are older than I am.
I have three saddles that are Utahn brand saddles that are quite valuable but need a little work but my dad had them for many years and even when he didn't have two dimes to rub together he never sold them so neither will I. Another saddle is the one that he rode for many years so my sons will be riding it some day as well.
 

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Delfina, you may not have to get a whole new saddle. If you like the one that you have got, you might be able to just find some shorter leathers that will fit you, or you might be able to punch enough holes up farther on the stirrup leather to allow you to make it shorter. I had to punch 2 more holes in my old saddle so that the stirrups would fit.

Or anybody that makes or repairs saddles could replace the leathers that will go shorter. If the saddle fits well there is no need to replace it because of the leathers. They usually cost about 60 dollars per set to replace around here.
 
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