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Re: [RC] Saddle saga and pain - Aaron Turnage

Mel -

I too used to have a great deal of knee pain in a
western-type saddle.  What I found was that the
thicker and more rigid (especially if leather) western
fenders did not allow my leg to swing as freely as
necessary and would put too much pressure on my knees.
What I have done that worked well so far (I did have
some knee pain on my first 50 that I did two weeks
ago) was to switch out the western fenders with 2"
biothane stirrup "leathers".  I bought mine from
Trails End Tack (no affiliation) because they are the
only one's I could find that did NOT use conway
buckles, but rather the regular buckle that you would
find on an english leather.  I simply removed the
western fenders and then ran the biothane leathers up
and over the tree of the saddle (difficult but
possible).  I use EZ Rides too and this has helped
TREMENDOUSLY!

Crysta

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