I just began leasing a paint gelding named Jackson. I use his owner's tack. The jump saddle is waaay too big for me and so are the stirrups. It makes it look like I'm "swimming" in the saddle because it's giant for me. Also, my position for canter and jumping looks ratchet because of it. Eek.
Anyways, I am planning on doing my first show with him August 17th. Problem is, I feel and look so awkward on him because of the saddle. If my parents and I were loaded with money (sadly we aren't lol) than I could just go out and buy a saddle. But since we aren't, I don't know what to do!!
Should I go show with him, or use that show money to buy a used saddle instead and not show?
Also, if you know anywhere online or something where I could get a used kids saddle for under $450, please do tell!