I bought a saddle on eBay that I absolutly love and that fits both of my horses perfectly, BUT the flap is too long for me by about 2 inches. Is it possible to shorten the flap? Do you know of anyone that does this? Or would I be better off just selling the saddle? Thanks!
My saddler in my area can add knee rolls to saddles, so I'm sure they could shorten flaps. They seem to be pretty wide-ranged in their services. I've never used them personally so, but I've seen them reseat and redo the billets and knee-rolls on an old Beval and it came out gorgeous.
Why not googling a search for custom saddlers in your area and asking them?
But George Morris still wears rust-colored breeches- so can I!
www.theenglishsaddler.com/repairs.html gave me a quote of about $200-$300 to shorten the flap and the sweat flap about 2". Does that seem reasonable? I called and left a message for the place in CT too (Patty), so I'll see what she says.