Sorry I'm overly excited!!!
I tried on the BO's daughter's show saddle and........IT FIT SONNY!
Not only did it appear to fit him, but he responded soooo great to it. I'd ask for a canter, and then ask for him to stop (we are working on him stopping quickly because one time I was on a trail with him...the second to last time....and there was a huuuuuuuuge hole in the middle of the trail...and he wouldn't stop so I had to turn a circle quickly...he wouldn't stop) and he stopped 2-3 feet after I asked him.....which is great cause usually he stops after 10 feet!!!
He listened to my cues better, he'd trot, and canter with little motion on my feet (one squeeze means for him to trot...my leg...the one on the wall...goes back and then he is to canter) and I asked my friend to see how quiet my cues were and she said she couldn't tell at all that I was cueing him!!
But there is bad news also to the story, a new one of that would sell for $2600 (that's what the BO paid for it) so I'd offer $1000 cause it is about 4-5 years old, and there are some rubbing from the leather, but I think that was mainly because the BOs daughter at the time was younger and still learning (meaning when she was cantering her legs would move). But the BOs Daughter hasn't ridden in that saddle for at least 1-2 years (if not more) and all it does is sit in the tack room and collect dust.
Hopefully in maybe a month or two I'd have enough if she'll sell it
Do you think that...once I get enough...that $1000 would be reasonible to offer? If not, what?
And sweat marks
Is the line down the spine supposed to by dry? My BO said it was supposed to and I thought so also, but just wanted to check and make sure.[/b]