It’s not that I needed a new saddle, but…

I was lurking about on eBay and found a Australian saddle. The price was right, so I bid on it. The starting price was 99 cents. I ended up paying 112.50 for it. Now, I know it’s not top of the line, but for the price, I could make it work. I picked it up today and was quite surprised by the condition. Not half bad for a cheap saddle. There are a few things that would make it better. I had one before and remembered after cinching up the saddle why, I got rid of it in the first place. ha ha! It didn’t tighten up enough for my fat ass to get aboard. So, I’ve been searching for a English to Western converter for it. There are a couple of options to check out. Though my Granddaughter tried it out and loved it. And she didn’t have any problem getting aboard the saddle. I’ll probably end up letting her have it. Another thing I’m not crazy about are the stirrups. I’m going to convert them to irons instead of the western ones. It also needs some fleece on the stirrup leathers for comfort. The first thing you know is, I’ll end up having another 100 in it after it’s all said and done. All in all, I’m very pleased with the purchase. : )  

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