(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!