I took a chance and bought the saddle, and OH DEAR we have a problem.....
Well, this is a bit embarrassing, I've owned a few Stubbens, always a little older, I've had a couple of nearly new lesser saddles, but I have NEVER owned a saddle like this before.
Loved it when I opened the box and saw it and felt it.
Loved it when I threw it on Ben and it fitted him (Gutted that it doesn't fit Wills)
Adored it when I rode in it.
And the problem?
Well I've always been happy to check my saddle in the truck on the passenger seat beside me, but now I have to buy a carrier for this one.
I've always been happy to lead a horse from the arena, put him in his stall, and leave him tacked up if it isn't long until I need him again. Last weekend I was having kittens as I led him out of the school, along the passageway, through the door of the stall, "PLEASE keep in the middle there Ben" and then had to seriously decide if I was going to risk leaving the saddle on.
Yup, I have fallen in love with a saddle, I think I would struggle to let someone else ride in it. Oh, and *inserts pink face blushing smiley* *whispers* "I have to buy my new saddle some better leathers, because the ones that are on it aren't nice enough"
I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.
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