I LOVE MY SADDLE!
When I got Dusty, I didn't have a saddle.
I worked with a gal that had a friend who
bought a new one and gave me her old one.
I REALLY appreciated it.
It worked for awhile.
I was ready to go out and get a new one.
I spent alot of time sitting in them and finally found one
that I was comfortable in.
It was new, and of course more than I had budgeted.
But Cowboy said I should get it if that was the one I liked.
They let me take it home and have my trainer
try it on the copper pony to see if it fit him.
It is a Circle Y Sheridan, trail saddle.
I can trail ride for hours and never get sore.
I LOVE MY SADDLE.
I have had it for a year and a half.
I have struggled in the arena when riding.
I have been frustrated for months.
I just can't seem to get in the right position.
I am always fidgeting.
Moving forward, hands not quiet.
I would be okay, then I would be tossed forward when
posting losing my balance.
I feel like I am always leaning forward to have my
hands in the right position.
I have come to the conclusion, my wonderful saddle is to big for me.
It is a 16" seat.
My trainer here said she would have never put me in a 16"seat.
So I decided to go back to where I purchased it,
and see is I could trade it for a used one.
Well, they didn't really have anything, all of theirs were consignment.
She wanted me to try a Wintec. Now, I'm not knocking them,
but that is not what I was looking for.
Besides, there was a big difference in the cost of the two.
I didn't feel that would be a fair trade.
I know I would never get what I paid for mine.
But I wanted leather!
She was the same gal that sold it to me.
She said to me, move up in the saddle.
Now I am not that stupid.
I would still not be sitting right.
She didn't want to help me.
She made me feel like it was my problem.
She talked me into trying one of those sheepskin pads.
It did make me feel like I was sitting in it better.
It also reaffirmed that I had an issue.
I still had a problem, and the pad was just masking it.
I took it back and got a refund.
She didn't wait on me, but said, it didn't work?
I said no, and left it at that.
I will never shop there again.
I was really disappointed that they would not try to help me solve my problem.
I was talking to the owner of the Curves where I work out,
telling her my delima.
She told me I needed to go see a gal named Mary at another
I never knew of this place.
So Cowboy took me up there and I told her my story.
What a WONDERFUL lady.
She is the owner.
She has helped me tremendously.
She didn't have much in used saddles.
So we looked at new ones.
I took one home to have it fitted to Dusty.
It didn't work.
So I returned it, and tried another one.
My trainer watched me ride in it, and gave it the thumbs up!
It will work perfect for him, and ME!
I rode in it and it felt wonderful.
I didn't have any issues.
So it is on order.
I will post about it when it when I get it.
Mary gave me a great deal.
She will take my saddle as a trade, and I get a new one
plus give her $250.00.
What a kind, caring person she is.
The best part of the story is that she is married
to a guy Cowboy went to school with,
and hadn't seen in almost 40 years!
They had a great time catching up.