Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Well, I am currently trialling a new dressage saddle with the black horse, a Bates Innova with extended contour blocs, I'm not yet sold on it though. He seems to go well in it, it fits him nicely and it doesn't slide around, but I just don't know. I feel like it is forcing me into position and it feels a little unnatural, but I have never ridden in a saddle like it before, so it could just take some getting used to. I have it on loan for a month so plenty of time to decide.
On a happier note, my grey mare had her first ride back after a huge layoff from injuries. She's fat, unfit, hairy, dirty and stiff, but she gives it everything she has from the minute I get on to the minute I get off. I had to force myself to get off her after 10 minutes so that I don't overdo it! Now I just need to get her a dressage saddle that fits! I can easily school her in the jump saddle for now, but once she's fit enough to start learning new stuff again I want a dressage saddle.