The size 16 Euro arrived today. Smaller tree, bigger seat, and it fit Journey pretty darned good with no shimming! I believe I could tweak it a little, but with the Skito under it I believe it is gonna fit her fine. Now as to fitting me? The result on that is we'll have to see, but I did some arena work this afternoon and I felt completely different in this saddle than I did the other. Felt like I was "in the pocket" like my Crestridge feels and the 15 inch did NOT. So I'm really thinking this is going to do the trick!
***Bonus Points: The mahogany color is an EXACT match for Journey's spots. It looks really good on her. I was actually surprised that I like the color, and in fact, might like it as well as black.
Tomorrow I may see if I can have surgery done on my woolback Skito. The flaps on it were cut for an over-size english dressage shaped pad (Barefoot London?). So I may cut down the flaps to be shorter and shaped to the saddle flaps and hem them on the machine or see if my saddle guy can put a hem stitch with his machine.
Dirty stalls calling my name to be cleaned and it is sultry out...
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association