Changing your own gullet does not need to be daunting, and is quite a simple process. We have prepared some easy to follow steps to assist you change your gullets.
Tools needed: 1 phillips head screwdriver
Locate the screws (they are usually either under the stirrup skirts or on the underside of the gullet). Unscrew both sides using the screwdriver
Undo the velcro on the underside of the gullet to locate the gullet plate
Pull the panel and flap away from the tree points so they are not attached to the rest of the saddle (see picture)
Unscrew both screws on either end of the gullet plate then remove the plate
Place the new gullet plate in the saddle and redo the screws on either end
Place the tree points back into the holes on the panels and flaps (like in Step 3)
Fold the Velcro tab back under the gullet (like in Step 2)
Screw in the screws that are under the stirrup skirts (see step 1)
Happy riding! ?
The gullet we have used in this example is for Bates and Wintec saddles. Most of the easy change saddles are done very similar.