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It's here!!! (The CWD Saddle!!!!)

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  • It's here!!! (The CWD Saddle!!!!)

    I came home to a great big beautiful CWD box this afternoon!

    JOY!! I get to ride in it Tuesday, but probably won't have pics of me riding in it until the weekend when the husband will be with me

    These pictures are from before I conditioned it for the first time. I thought it would be fun to keep track of the color

    CWD Saddle Pic 1

    Pic 2

    This is a SE02, seat size 17, 1 flap (short).
    "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)

  • #2

    I have a used CWD, gorgeous saddle but it wasn't babied in it's younger years as much as I would have babied it. It even has () some nicks in the cantle. Functionally fine, nice saddle at the right price, but not in perfect shape like I wish!
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    • #3
      Welcome to the CWD club! As I always say, you'd have to pry mine out of my cold dead hands. I have the SE01, and even on my exuberant 4yo, I always feel centered and right where I should be.


      • #4
        Originally posted by klmck63 View Post


        CONGRATS on your new baby... look forward to seeing it in action!

        (PS - looked at the Camelot series - looks awesome... thinking about Nov show at Industry Hills)....
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        • #5
          Great saddle! I love CWDs, I can't wait till I can have one of my own!


          • #6
            Fantastic! Welcome to club CWD. I remember when I got my SE01.

            You are in for a treat breaking in the saddle. It will feel a but weird at first but once it's broken in... Heaven.
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            • #7
              Oh man, that's beautiful. I like its shape a lot.

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              • #8
                This is a very sad thing....its a 17 with a 1 flap? I think you got my saddle by mistake so just put it back in the box and send it on to me. Seriously, it is beautiful and enjoy it and remember a good saddle is not spoilt or being a princess ..... its safety equiment. Yours is a total beauty!!!! Is it a medium deep seat?


                • #9
                  Im so jealous!!!
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                  • #10
                    That is one beautiful saddle!
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                    • #11
                      Probably the reason I like this saddle is because it's so similar to my old PJ Original. If I ever go shopping for a new saddle, I would definately consider the CWD. Rode a couple of times in one and LOVED it!


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Treasmare2 View Post
                        This is a very sad thing....its a 17 with a 1 flap? I think you got my saddle by mistake so just put it back in the box and send it on to me. Seriously, it is beautiful and enjoy it and remember a good saddle is not spoilt or being a princess ..... its safety equiment. Yours is a total beauty!!!! Is it a medium deep seat?
                        Yes, medium deep with the short flap

                        Trainer + our wonderful CWD rep had me in a flat and the medium deep, and neither one liked where the flat put me. I've only gotten to demo the regular length flap so far, so I'm totally excited to try the short flap tomorrow!

                        "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)


                        • #13
                          Oooohhhh I'm so jealous!! It's gorgeous... I am going to start saving my money so I can buy one one day


                          • #14
                            Given the recent hubbub about flap length and all-- instigated by yours truly-- would you kindly post some pics of this fine-fitting saddle when you get a chance?

                            Besides-- I can tell you are going to make a whole "baby grows up" photo album that chronicles the milestones in this saddle's life. You did get 1-day old shots, so you're off to a good start!
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                            • Original Poster

                              Will do! Saturday I will have pics of me riding in it.

                              I rode in it today, and it seemed very weird. I felt like I was much more in the middle of my horse, and it made my horse feel...well, skinnier! Trainer said it was because it was letting me wrap my legs around him instead of having them stick out.

                              Also, my right (bad) leg was in a very good position, but my left was doing weird things...swinging, flapping, and feeling like it was going to break off just above the ankle (the tendon/muscle that runs up the outside of your shin/calf).

                              My theory is that my left, dominant leg has muscled up to try and hold still in my old saddle, and it is so strong it fights the position of the new saddle. The right one looks good because it is weaker and isn't trying to fight.

                              Just a thought

                              I'll keep you guys updated!
                              "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)


                              • #16
                                Right on! I just got my cross flat saddle a few weeks ago and of course... LOVE it


                                • #17
                                  Awesome! I don't think I could live without my SE02


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                                    • #19
                                      Odd that you say that - my right leg was always my bad leg too and I just got a new, fits my horse perfectly Amerigo DJ. My right side looks perfect, but my left leg is all sorts of wonky in this new saddle!

                                      I did measure my stirrup leathers and found out my left stirrup leather was 1/2 inch shorter than the right so I adjusted and that helped a bit.

                                      But yeah...it is just like my right leg lays there perfectly and I am fighting a little to be able to keep my left heel down now. And it was the dead exact opposite in my Frenchie saddle that didn't fit my horse. I always had trouble with weight in my right leg.

                                      That being said - over all - I am so much more balanced and able to wrap my legs around my horse. Hopefully the legs will adjust!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        TrakeGirl - I'm so glad it isn't just me!!

                                        I really think it is just that my "good" leg is so much more muscled up than my "bad" leg, it is fighting the new position! So it made my bad/dumb leg look better, because it just lies there anyway!


                                        My trainer's comment on my facebook today was "you just need to break it in a little...and it needs to break YOU in a little!!"

                                        My trainer is a crack-up.
                                        "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)