Spent the weekend in VA at my dad’s with my inlaws and husband, however, I got to escape (I mean leave early) to come back to DE for work they are still down there a couple more days..
So onto my unicorn search: I did surf the web a lot this weekend looking at saddles and I came to the conclusion that wow, there are not a lot of wide used saddles on the market. EVERY TIME I found something that sparked my interest, wahh wahh….MN or MW or N tree (Sellers, it would HELP to have that info on the subject line not buried in the description, thanks).
I have emailed my saddle fitter a few times to get some recommendations from her too but she must be on the road a lot cause I have not heard from her either….
So moving on, I will start e-mailing tack shops to see what wide tree jumping saddles they have in stock. I know you all recommended stuff a while back when I posted but any updates to vendors you have used or saddles you recommend would be great.
We need a wide tree but the most important part is the cantle can’t be too far over his loins (and with my big ass it has to be as I probably need at least a 17/5 if not an 18) and the stirrup bars have to be set wide too. I looked at Duett Saddles online and they just don’t do it for me.(they look like couches to me, Remus is wide but not that wide damn it that he needs a lazy boy for a saddle LOL).
SO far my top runners are Prestige in extra wide, Stubben if I could snare a monoflap to try, and possibly the Albion brand my saddle fitter had me try (Not the one I tried, that one was a horrendous chair seat but a different one maybe)?
Thanks for reading through this onslaught and hopefully I can find something to try soon. With the crazy ass weather (Jose is supposed to be affecting us today, it is sunny and hot wtf??), who knows when I will climb aboard again 🙂 And inlaws are still here till the 30th. Woe is me.
But at least I have good traveling companions right? Ollie and Gretchen are the best when it comes to travel. And quite often I would rather be my dogs than around people, so there is that too.
I did buy lots of media from Fair Hill and Blue Goose so hopefully I get those shots soon so I can share how pretty (and how bad) Remus can be at times!!
Other news is Fair Hill International is coming soon. I am hoping to meet up with other bloggers while there. SO EXCITING (Last year I had not even started blogging yet in October)!