Ok, I need a crash course:
I went to TSC to grab a few things (the Walmart next door does not carry)
and smelling the hay and the leather I realized, I am missing a horse in my life.
outright ownership, going solo seems frivolous at this time.
I have a nephew - who is gainfully employed by the county - has inherited the cowboy gene. Not sure from were, but he's gone country.
I caught him at one occasion kissing up to the horses.
I am not sure if he has ever considered owning or riding... but Aunty won't mind to enable! :winkgrin:
He is a bit taller than me, and quiet buff (he's a copper...) and since he is all cowboy, English would be out of the question.
Now, the problem:
If (and I am iffing here, nothing has come even close to fruition!) I were to share a pony with him....
How do I measure a saddle that hopefully fits both of us?
I would be gunning for a a campaigner type gelding, one that could be trained to do mounted copper duty (after all, the guy is a deputy...), so no dreams of the Olympics for me, just somebody to split a ride with (and I am ever so keenly aware of the pitfalls!)
How do you measure a saddle?
What type do you use for casual riding?
So far this is a brain fart....really.
But I am thinking this direction has the hint of promise!