I didn't find a lot that would work for me (giant humans need long flaps) but I did find a few that would work for Henry. I hummed and hawed.
Can't stop using this pic because H looks so handsome
The used market just isn't cheap enough in Canada, if I'm only going to save $1000 - might as well just get everything I want and have it be brand new. Not that $1000 is no money (it's a lot of friggin money) but when you're already spending that kind of cash, you should get what you want.
I decided that I would pull my Amerigo out of the tack shop on November 8th (I signed a contract that I had to leave it in their shop for a minimum of 90 days - that's day 90) and sell it for super cheap, and get my damn saddle ordered.
Soon I will have dis (with a longer flap)
I texted the Equipe rep to let her know that I was still interested and my ballpark timeline of when I'd be ordering. She told me that she would take the Amerigo on consignment and I would get that credit towards my new saddle. Like when you buy a new car and they take your old car and give you credit towards your new car. Which is awesome. She made me a very fair offer on what kind of credit I'd get too (more than I would been asking for it in my original post-November 8 fire sale idea).
So my new saddle's birthday is November 8th.
I'll keep saving up in the meantime of course but at least I know I can order it then for sure. If the Amerigo happens to sell sooner I will order sooner.
I will hit the thanksgiving/Christmas breaks so I would anticipate it would arrive in December (maybe) or January (more likely).
41 days to my saddle's b-day!