Ok, so I want to show Aires this summer, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that we won't be ready to show English. So, I'm toying with the idea of buying an inexpensive western saddle to show in.
I found this one on Craigslist. Thoughts on it?
Our colors are black and red, so I'd get a black and red saddle pad and red SMBs. Posted via Mobile Device
I don't really like that saddle. Just from the one picture, the rigging looks incredibly cheap/dinky. I'd demand more pictures from every angle but just from the way it looks, I'd venture a guess that it's very poorly made with subpar materials.
Also, I wouldn't look any farther at that first saddle pad either. You can buy those new from the store for $25 or less. I like the second much better.
I'm going to have to go to Four Shoes on Saturday and see what they have. They're my favorite tack consignment store (out of the two we have) and where I got my Aussie saddle. I also reached a feeler out to a friend of mine who works at an Arab show barn down in Phoenix.
Being on a budget sucks. As does having to buy a new car. *sigh* Posted via Mobile Device