Sunday, October 10, 2010

Well...I did it (part 2)

Since my computer/blogger couldn't handle me putting pictures AND writing I'll try it this way. Not 100% sure what I think yet. Yes, it's what I wanted, and yes I got a screaming deal on it.... I'm sure I will feel a lot better when I have the actual saddle in my hands. There can just always be SO MANY things wrong with a saddle that you can't see in pictures. Eek. It's an 18 inch, W (and will need adjusted yay, more money!) with long flaps.

I went to the tack store today (because why not right?) and saw my favorite saddle fitting specialist. She's amazing, and super nice! She asked me about Denali, and how things were going. I told her that I got a saddle, and she got all excited. Then I told her where (ebay) and watched her face scrunch up. She then proceeded to show me all the things to look for when it came to make sure that the saddle was "okay." Just a tad freaked out. She also asked me if I ever rode in one (insinuating the not so soft/kind seat.)

I've told a few people what brand I got, and they scrunched their nose at it. I got a little nervous, then I realized that they ride in saddles that they paid $5,000 for. I don't think there is a single saddle at the barn I work at that isn't Custom. I keep needing to remind myself that. I just need a saddle that fits me, and fits Denali and that isn't a bazillion dollars. All hard to do with an off the rack saddle. Denali is sound, but who knows how sound she'll stay and I don't want to spend the money. I still really want a Custom saddle, someday!!

Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Julie G said...

Don't fret. There are good things that come from ebay,too!!! I bought my saddle from ebay and never regretted it. No scratches, great condition, and can't-beat-it price. Hope you have as much luck as I did!

Frizzle said...

I have the feeling you'll have to use some big, squishy pads -- I'm thinking a wide tree on a TB might be a bit too big. But I'm sure your saddle-fitter will be able to "make it work" -- and if not, you can always re-sell it on ebay!

Good luck!

Karla said...

Good luck, I really hope it works out for you two! I rode in an english saddle for the first time this weekend (a friend's Karl Niedersuss Dressage) and omg... I think I may have to convert!! Please let us know how you like it once it arrives!

Anonymous said...

I think you'll be fine, provided the fit is good. I've bought and sold a few saddles on Ebay and I found them all to be accurately described and in good condition and usually for a much better price than I could find locally. Good luck!

Karen said...

You will more than likely be just fine. :-) I also bought My current saddle - a WIntec - GASP! - off eBay and you know what? It has been the BEST dressage saddle I have owned. And I used to have a County saddle! Which I hated! :-)

Denali's Mom said...

I bought the Passier because the tree is adjustable! :) SO I can get it to fit Ms. Slew (yay) Thanks everyone!!

Denali's Mom said...

P.S. Karla, my current saddle is a Niedersuss and I LOVE IT, too bad my fat ass and long legs don't!

Karla said...

Really?? You wouldn't be interested in selling it would you?