Now you can convert your English or Australian rigged saddle to Western rigging. Finally you can combine the lighter weight advantage of English and Australian saddles with the leverage provided by the cinch/latigo system.
Consists of two (2) English billet buckles (large enough for Australian billets) attached to a Western D-ring on a leather backing. Your saddle billet straps buckle to The Converter on each side of the saddle providing D-Ring for attaching the off billet strap and latigo.
"Cashel Converter West - Eng"
I've used the Cashel Converter for over 20 years now. They allow for a tighter girthing up for the more round ir less withered equine. In endurance, I used Austrailian or plantation saddles and felt more secure w/ a tighter girthing of my mounts. These are excellent quality and last a lifetime. I own three. I've used the nylon, but the leather converters simply have more quality in the workmanship.
"Read Carefully!! before you buy"
Just received my order of the Cashel Converter's. I called one of the rep's a month or so before I actually placed the order online....asked if this product came w/ the strap?....rep replied and said yes it did. I didn't have the money at the time I made the call so that's why I'm just now getting around to placing my order. Very dissappointed my order didn't come w/ the strap. Wished I had followed up with this issue earlier. So no this product does not come w/ the strap. In case you're wondering the strap that I'm talking about is about $16.00 (USD). Good luck :)
"Economicle alternitive to Tackleberry"
Works well, but needed a shorter cinch than what I would normally use on a western saddle after installing this on the Aussie saddle. Would prefer the Tackleberry, but can't afford the $$$ it would be for the conversion. All in all, it is quite sattisfactory.