_

_

Friday, 1 September 2017

S is for Saddle



(and maybe September?)








I have some happy saddle news!  (Finally)



I found a treeless saddle that will be a good temporary solution for the herd.  I am about 99% sure it will work for Mystic and Apollo, I’m hopefully it will work for Henry too.  I should pick up my new treeless sometime next week woohoo!  I'm not a great lover of treeless saddles but this is a brand I've ridden in before (Sensation) that I do like and they seem to be just fine for trail riding.  Yay stirrups!




I’ve decided after much searching that I will be biting the bullet and ordering Henry his custom saddle this month.  I have an appointment with the fitter on Monday.  I may hold off on ordering until more of his topline returns (after the coughing/pneumonia fiasco) but I should have some more details to share after that.  He isn’t that hard to fit and I’m not that hard to fit but together we seem to be very tricky.  He has that whole short-ish back, long/high wither, prominent shoulders thing going on and I am very long (I’m 6 feet tall for the record).  I have found some used saddle that fit one of us, but not both.  And we both need to be comfy to continue our progress. 




I welcome any advice on custom saddling!  This will be my second time down this road in my life.  I learned a lot from the DK disaster and hope it get it right this time. 





Thank you to my husband for taking some photos for me last night! 





19 comments:

  1. It sounds that things are falling into place.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You live in saddle hell! ☹️ Hopefully finally done with it all after all the changes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really do! It's my own fault for having too many horses/not enough money :P

      Delete
  3. Yay for saddles! Fingers crossed that everything works out. Although, all the bareback riding is really impressive and I bet it is doing great things for your seat and balance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the crossed fingers! I feel like September is gonna be my month :)

      Delete
  4. I've never gone the custom saddle route, so no advice from me, but good luck! Hopefully it's a good experience for you ☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope it's better than my last one. I would love to have something that fits properly, so I can stop worrying about it!

      Delete
  5. Ohhh, I hope everything works out with the saddle fitter! Fitting saddles is definitely the worst.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope so too! It's going to be a big stretch for my budget but I think it will be worth it :)

      Delete
  6. I hope you finally find a saddle that fits your needs. You've searched a long time. I love my custom saddle from Black Country Saddles in England. You just need a saddle fitter to measure for you and send the measurements and it fit Dusty perfectly and Blue too. It's comfy. You can find them online. Good luck with your saddle purchase.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really like black country too! I actually eventually want one of those for Mystic (they do hoop trees!). Thanks for the luck, I hope it turns out well for us :)

      Delete
  7. congrats on the treeless! I dont know much about the custom saddle route, but can't wait to foolow on th journey

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It will be a good interim solution :D I hope my custom saddle doesn't take ages to arrive (although that does give me time to come up with the other half of the money haha)

      Delete
  8. Yay good news on the saddle front! I've never done custom, I make my horses suffer. (Kidding, I've been lucky and they've all been able to make my saddle work.) I'll be interested to follow along with your ordering process though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope I have a better experience than I did with the DK! I was hoping to make something used work but I am super paranoid after breaking my nose that saddle fit contributed to that. My nose asked that I please get a custom saddle hahaha

      Delete