Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I have ridden in one. He actually fitted Nelson quite nicely to be honest, and he's a very honest guy who doesn't try to push his saddles on anyone.
I'm astounded at what he can do with a saddle as well, after he assessed it on Nelson's back he was able to say what he needed to do with the saddle to make it an even better fit for him - and he was eager to accomoate. Of course I couldn't buy one because I don't have Money Tree's in the back yard growing at will for me - but it was a wonderful experience.
No rainbows and lolipops, no songs from the heavens above - but Nelson sure did fart alot :P
Honestly, it was great to see a man knowledgable enough about his saddles and craftmenship to accomodate Nelson's A symetrical shaped body, high narrow withers, broad back and the pockets behind his shoulders with just putting one of his saddles on his back.
I don't know what saddle he had me ride in, it was an Eventing Saddle - a CC, dark chocolate and it had both the knee and thigh blocks, with padded knee rolls. It was lovely to be honest, and if I had the money I'd of bought it - but alas, I a po girl. Did I feel like breaking out into song? No. It was nice though, and I felt balanced and stable - but I feel that in my Harry Dabbs Origional Event as well.
What I did notice though, was how much happier Nelson was, but I don't think it was because of the "Saddle" but the proper saddle fit. It was a pleasure being around someone of his expertise and knowledge.
He has Demo Saddles - give him a shout and even if he can't help you I am sure he can direct you to a County Saddler in your area. You'll have to try one out yourself :) Then you can decipher whether it is the right one or not for you and your Poneh.