Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Thanks lockwood, I could literally hear my wallet shrinking reading your post. :) Maybe I should just get a Cactus? Shwew! I am no not going shopping w you! :) I had a saddle custom fitted and built for my old buckskin. Lordy! I will suffer w the old county saddle before I spend that much! Maybe for Rarity. Jolene is just the red headed step child.
But, my choices seem to be limited, unless my aussie fits her. I have this weird "logic", it is a nice Australian made aussie saddle, so my brain gets into this "warp"..."wouldn't it be cheaper to get a 'new to me" used one instead of even trying my aussie on Jolene...you know, the horse that won academy awards for her equine impressions of Marley the dog?". I am not sure how spending money saves you money, but Jolene can even get your thinking jumbled!
I will see if anyone I know has semi bars to test before I spring for "special' haflinger tree, or treeless...worth a try, anyway.
I like an aussie stock saddle, but I prefer just a plain old stock saddle. But - thanks for the Down Under suggestion. I can see their associates when you made your purchase, "uh, sir, its lockwood ....a-gain". :)
Oh...and for digby, the total length of most "arab" saddles is relatively short.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.