Friday, January 8, 2010

Saddle Fit, Argh

Yeah, so the Western saddle in the last post definitely won't fit Kieran. Too tight over his shoulders. I mean, he rides okay in it, but I'm sure if I did anything long with him, it wouldn't work and as nice of a saddle as it is for the price I got it at, it's not worth making him sore just to have a Western saddle.

Anyway, no big deal, Christine wanted it so we worked something out and I am not out any money. But now I need to find a saddle. I was tempted to just buy a new Simco draft saddle but if it didn't work for some reason, I'm not sure I could sell it so easily and I definitely wouldn't be able to get my money back.

I think I might go back to my original idea of a treeless. I really like the look of the Barefoot Atlanta and I've ridden him in a treeless saddle before and did just fine.

1 comment:

SprinklerBandit said...

Congrats on graduating!

The saddle was pretty, so I'm sorry it didn't work out. I hope you find something.

If you're interested in pursuing treeless options, there's a very helpful Yahoo group devoted to treeless saddles.