How taboo is it...?
I was wondering how taboo is it if I wanted to do an LD in my western saddle?
I so far have been doing all our training in my western saddle but I was wanting to transition into my nice English saddle soon. I was wanting to do our first LD in my English but I tried it out on my horse for the first time last week and it just doesn't fit him well.
My western saddle fits my horse really well and is comfortable for me as well. It's an older ranch type saddle that is about 35 lbs. I am 5ft 7 and 135 lbs so with me and my saddle combined we are at 170. I don't care if I win or even place I am just wanting to finish and pass vet checks and have fun.
In all the reading I have done for endurance I have seen dressage, CC saddles, treeless, synthetic etc but nothing that says it's ok to go western.
I completely understand why the other saddles are better choices but I just don't have the budget for one right now.
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