|"we have answers now, yes?" - isabel|
|so many pretties|
And that saddle was a freakin DREAM to sit in - a veritable butt cloud. But alas, 'twas slightly too wide behind for Ms Iz, and actually crept all up on her shoulders while we cantered. That's a cardinal sin in this mare's book, so the saddle was cut from consideration. Le sigh.
|alas, not our winner|
|well hello, there|
|the other side|
And, in that same vein, I picked up the Prolite half pad that fitter J sells, given how nicely Izzy had responded to it last time. Recall I hadn't been sold last time bc the pad slid back during the test rides. So I picked up an old shabby consignment saddle pad with black D-ring keeper straps - snipped off the keeper straps, and sewed them to the half pad. So now it won't slide!
|like my DIY d-ring keeper strap thingys?!?|
|the full picture|
|if my butt fits i sits!!!|
|clearly doesn't impede isabel's desire to stretch for grass|
|this pleases me|
Oh and it also matches my bridle better than the Bates too. So obviously it was meant to be.
So yea, I'm pretty hopeful that this saddle proves to be the answer we've been looking for this whole past year. Tho I have about another week to be certain about it.
My question to you, therefore, is: What do you look for to determine if a saddle is or is NOT working? Anything I should have my eye out for specifically?