Saddle Kismet

Apr 16, 2012 - 4:50 PM
A happy accident has Midge in a new saddle. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

Colleen of Advanced Saddle Fit and our new friend Holly of Equi-Lutions came down for one of our semi-annual-or-so saddle fitting events this weekend. And the weekend started out with Jackie, who rides a wonderful creature named Gunda. And Jackie and Gunda fit smashingly into a saddle that, coincidentally, Colleen had accidentally ordered two of in a beautiful brown, when she’d really only needed to order one. And so Jackie and Gunda got the fruits of Colleen’s mistake.

We also met Susan, who had purchased a saddle that Colleen had actually made for another client of hers, who ended up selling her horse shortly after buying the saddle, and for whatever reason had put that saddle up for sale through an online retailer. Susan liked it but didn’t love it. It was a Brio, 17.5 MW, also in brown… which I had, coincidentally, been thinking of ordering, to the letter, for Midge, who has put on so much muscle in the last few months that he’s outgrown his saddle of the last few years. I bought Susan’s Brio, and Susan fell in love with a 17 Brio which had been made with a special flap by mistake. And so Susan and I both benefited from other happy accidents.

Ella, as it turns out, also loves the Brio, so she and Midge will share a saddle, which means I no longer need Ella’s saddle. And in yet another twist of fate, Ella’s saddle fit smashingly on another of the weekend’s horses. And so Darcie and Chester took Ella’s saddle home.

All in all, lots of folks have new saddles, and lots of others have new saddles on order, and a few more still have their current saddles newly fluffed. And kismet was the name of the game!


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