I put an ad on Craigslist looking for a saddle and someone responded. Guess I should've put one up awhile back! After numerous texts back and forth and thinking they'd given up, we bought a different saddle that we hoped would fit. It looked like it would. Either way, we couldn't pass up the deal bc of the condition of the saddle and everything it came with.
It didn't fit. Me or her. So, when the guy finally responded to my last text about meeting up to get the saddle, I quickly agreed to pick it up at their house - although it was further than I really wanted to drive (I'm a cheapskate on gas in my behemoth of a truck!)
I knew when I saw the gullet it would be big enough. But I didn't know until right before I walked out the door with it that it didn't have a girth, off billet or cinch strap. CRAP. I'm dead broke this week. So, it's sitting in my living room, on a barstool, waiting til Fri morning so I can run out to the Amish and get what I need for "my" saddle!
The leather strap running between the front D ring and back D ring is about to break, so that will need to be replaced (if I use a back cinch). The buckle on the stirrup leathers needs to be replaced on one side and one conch is missing. However. It's only $150 and it fits Chili. And I was right. This one measures 9.5-10" in the gullet. I sat it on her and took some pics!!!
If anyone has an off billet and cinch strap laying around and wants to unload it... I'm open to cheap offers!
KEEP IN MIND - IT IS NOT CINCHED UP!!!
Don't mind the mess. We're still cleaning - hence the boards to keep Li'l Miss Nosey from gettin' in there!