This is my first post! Please let me know if I am breaking any rules.
I am looking for a leadline saddle for a coming 2-year-old. She is tall for her age, but I'm still finding that all stirrups are still too long - even on the smallest of seats. I saw a picture on the Hobby Horse site of a toddler in a saddle that had the stirrups removed and reaattached by a strip of leather. I have a good leather craftsman in my area, so this is looking like a viable option. Hobby Horse Clothing Co. - Smarty Pants
So now I am looking for a good 12" saddle (too grow with). She will start showing just a local circuit, but we will hopefully return to ApHC shows in the coming years, so I want something that looks nice and will last for many years. It doesn't have to have a lot of "bling" as long as it fits well and looks modern. I am also very okay with something used.
So my question is...where to look? What have other horse show mom's done? I've scoured ebay and have found a little potential, but it looks like a good leadline saddle is hard to find.
What do you think of this saddle? It looks a little cheap, but I haven't been able to find anything of nicer quality save a used circle y that went for an outrageous price.
12" Double T Childrens Western Show Saddle - eBay (item 220372175973 end time Mar-13-09 21:22:13 PDT)
Thanks for any help!