So we had the saddler out today and sadly it is kinda bad news… I need a new saddle. My current saddle is fab, but sadly falling apart. So it is unlikely to be worth anything, but if anyone wants a cheap temporary or breaking saddle send them my way!
The good news is, I get to go shopping for a new saddle and he shouldn’t be too hard to fit. The saddler said Scottie needs a Medium/Wide to Wide with a straight front. Because of this, she said to look at VSD and GPD saddles. On the plus side, if I ever want a dressage saddle, he should be easy to fit!
My preferences are leather, brown and a changeable gullet would be nice too! Saddles she suggested looking at are:
– Bates VSD M/W
– Kent and Masters GPD M/W, W
– Ideal VSD M/W
I am also waiting for a call back from a saddler who fits and stocks new and second hand saddles and hopefully they have something for us. In the mean time, if you come across anything I might be interested in saddle wise please let me know!
In the mean time, Scottie will be having more time off… well we will play a few games and do a wee bit of lunging. We might even risk some bareback… if I can actually get on… and find the courage somewhere! Hopefully we will have a new saddle soon!
Last Updated on 14/01/2022
I ride bareback regularly. I have a pad though as I do it regularly and this time of year she gets filthy 😉
I like the Kent and Masters, friend has one.
I used to do it on other horses all the time and really like it. However, Scottie will have never done it and its a long way down if it worries him!
My tb was 15.3hh and I had no idea if anyone had ever done that with her.
I used a Zilco pad back then, it was all I could find. Withers were, um. Ouchie.
He has huge shoulders not withers. But he is incredibly bony. I am tempted to try it at some point. maybe on a lead rein thou!
Just have a sit and get off. Build up from it. I backed my current lass without a saddle so it’s no big thing for her.
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