Met the lady with the saddle, she was like ten minutes early which I was happy about. She brought it out and I immediately handed her the money. Super super super nice. Other than one little place in the back of the seat-which I think is fixable-it's in perfect condition.
|The lighting makes it look like there is a lighter splotch on the seat but there isn't.|
I fiddled around with it tonight to figure out how to put the girth on, how to raise the stirrups and etc. Watched a few videos on tacking up and saddle fit. It looks wide and I think it'll fit Red really well.
I oiled it up and cleaned it, it was actually really clean other than some dust. The lady had just washed the white pad, but I'm still not sold on it. I'll keep it, but I'll be ordering a nicer one soon. Probably from Smartpak or Chicks. I have a few cheaper ones in mind because I'm planning on getting one embroidered and etc sometime after Christmas so I have more freedom with my money-can't spend all my money on horse stuff when there is stuff for my humans to buy!-there are a few on Chicks for under $18 that I like a lot.
|I like the burgundy, yellow, mist green, lilac and marmalade..|
|This is cute and the cheaper one.|
I'll have to look more and decide..hmm....
The headstall is cute, too. Not the best quality, the leather feels durable enough but it's definitely not as well made as my western headstall. I'll put the rubber hack on it tonight. I'm going to try and get Red tacked up in this stuff and work him sometime this week before our typical trail ride on the weekend if I have time! :)
|Wanted to do a victory dance when I finally got these stirrups raised up!!|