I have had my western saddle for about a year. I am riding in it more now but the leather is so freaking stiff! How to I soften it up? With my english saddle i would just douse it in neatsfoot oil but have read in some places that oil isnt good for leather? Also the stirrups are so stiff and my knees kill me after riding in it for a while. I have heard that there is a way you can twist the stirrups so that your knees dont hurt. Can anyone help?