When my saddler came out in August, I gave him my side saddle surcingle to fix as the cinch loop had ripped off over the years and also the stirrup D-ring needed replacing as well.
Well today it came back and looks lovely! Don't know how much riding I'll do in it but at least it's back home in my collection. My saddler wasn't able to replace the stirrup leather D-ring as the surcingle leather is fragile and couldn't take any more bulk put inside without tearing when being sewn back. It don't matter as I can always hang the stirrup leather off of the cinch ring. It's not as if I'm going to be trotting or cantering around in it and I have my big thick felt Western pad to go under it too.
Roger also looked at my saddle and he saw that it was tipping to the left a bit. He also said that there was a void underneath the nearside panel near the withers where the flocking had packed down so he took it away and is going to fix that for Hattie! Yay, we are getting somewhere!