Friday, September 17, 2010

Wanted: Passier Grand Gilbert, MW, 18 inch Seat, Long Flap

So we went saddle shopping! It was fun, but of course nothing fit me, why would it? Although there is hope that I might be able to find a saddle that fits me that is not custom made (aka, cheaper.) I sat in the Passier Grand Gilbert and liked the way it felt. The saddle fitter suggested trying to find a used one (super nice people) for now with a long flap (Damn long legs.) SO now of course I want to sit in one. I think it will be awesome when I have a saddle that finally fits me.

After saddle shopping (and keep your fingers crossed, my old old saddle is out on trial) my husband and I went to the barn. My trainer was in the process of making a new turn out area for Ms. D to split her time at. We both don't want her to demolish her new grass paddock, and to have a little space to check things out. I thought it was really sweet of her.

I had a lesson tonight on option 1 of 2 for a new horse to lease. She's a paint mare that Ophie's Mom's Boyfriend use to lease. She was a BLAST to ride! I had so much fun. She was so much less work to ride than the Morgan Monster, and I think we had a really nice ride. We did some walk/trot transitions and then some canter/trot transitions. I am not good at doing those at all!! It was interesting to ask her for the canter. She is deaf, and so you have to actually "ask" or she will just ignore you. It was so much fun! I'll have a lesson next week with the gelding (who is also a blast to ride) but I'm a sucker for blue eyes!

While I was having my lesson, my hubby rode the Morgan Monster. It's so funny, I wish he would love riding more because he is just such a natural. He found the right diagonal every time naturally, and made her listen. She isn't the easiest horse to ride (but beyond safe) and my trainer even stopped our lesson to watch him. He does look good! Now he needs a horse.

SO if anyone comes across that saddle please let me know!!!


Leah Fry said...

Hope you find what you are looking for at the price you want to pay.

Capilet said...

I know its not a Passier, but my barnmate has an 18" 33cm tree Prestige Gallileo for sale.

Harley said...

Hi there,

I have a friend selling exactly that saddle - I tired it but the flaps were too long for me. She would like $1,500 for it. Its in beautiful condition and located in Dallas, Texas. Plesae contact me if you are interested.