Who would have thunk knowing exactly what saddle I want I can’t find one (well I can but I prefer to not pay over 4k for it). I tried a Toulouse yesterday and despised it (I KNEW I WOULD, I was trying to be open minded). It gave me a chair seat and my jumping was like…horrible. So back to the tack store that goes. UGH Nice saddle for someone just not me.
My instructor of course is a hunter instructor and wants me to try all the hunter saddles in the tackroom. I used to think Remus could only go in Stubben but he is leaner now and even though still wide mayyyyyyyyyyyyyyybe he could be in something else? Is it worth having a fitting done in a different brand? The mind boggles.
Someone at the barn has a Devoucoux that she uses on her WIDE paint horse. So I was told to try that sometime. So I guess I will? I know before that FRENCH did not work on Remus but….who knows right? My instructor said she wants my butt to sing and I agree. HA. I was like it sung in the Stubben Monoflap (so I am still seeking one). But I guess I need to be open to trying others. And this weekend in the show I still have no saddle. Sob.
Thoughts on other brands that might fit a slightly less wide QH with a wide shoulder? I am open. Right now I am open to anything 🙂 Besides bareback! HA
Also I went and looked at the Shadow Trailers this weekend finally (remember I sold my trailer right when this lock down stuff started). I liked the Shadows more than I thought I would, they are built very nice with little touches. I love the straight load with dressing room but I DESPISE the door to the horses from the dressing room and the guy showing the trailer off actually tripped over the lip and fell. (Thank goodness he went first or it might have been me). So then I looked at the two horse slant. It has a smallish dressing room but the tack wall swings and even though I loathe a slant, Remus is usually the only horse I haul so I could make it a box stall more than a slant I think.
Any opinions on any other brands? I love the Adam Julite and really wanted one of those but the closest one I could find is 8 hours away. These Shadows are literally an hour away and they service and it is a mom and pop business. I think I would enjoy buying from them.
So that is my life in a nutshell. If I didn’t have the money to spend I am SURE I would have dozens of things to choose from. HA.
One nice thing is the instructor at Trinity offered me their two horse trailer to use this weekend for the show. They have a Sundowner two horse straight load with a dressing room. That is so nice of her. I so appreciate finding this barn. I love it there. Now if they only did eventing! Hahaha
Yesterday I had a lesson with Remus (and it was hot as hell out). In that Toulouse it was a pretty crappy lesson. HA but it would have been crappy in the Stubben. Remus had NO energy at all and neither did I. Then I stayed to help with barn chores and to say I am sore today would be a total understatement! I am dying. Well not really but omg sore. By the time I was pushing the empty wheelbarrow back to its place I was considering just laying down in the dirt!
I hope everyone enjoys their extra day off this week (unless you don’t get it off then I am sorry!).