Just bought my … fourth Western saddle (good odds as a dressage rider), but it’s been a while between drinks.
What’s your preference for latigo and cinch material?
I’m looking at leather latigos; does anyone prefer nylon nearside w leather offside? Saddle currently has nylon.
I also need a new girth. Horse has big, fat elbows and needs a 36” girth to clear the elbow w the rings. What is your preference - mohair w open rings, or neoprene with a “back” (so the ring doesn’t sit on the horse direct).
My last “proper” set-up was mohair w leather; however that horse was tolerant. This horse… not so much. Saddle is for trail riding. It’s really nice old saddle.