I've been waiting a month now to get a more secure saddle for my quarter horse mare to ride in since sometimes she pigroots and spooks. My English saddle just doesn't cut it anymore because of my back I've decided more security for me is defiantly the way to go.
But the people that do saddlefitting in my town for one of the stores haven't been at work for a month or so due to personal hospital reasons. The store is still open but there is no one qualified to fit saddles to horses...So I've been waiting and no news of them coming back anytime soon.
So I went to the other tack shop...And walked out furious. Not only were they extremely stuck up, putting their nose up at me! I asked about if they would fit the saddle I was looking at (700 dollar saddle) and lets just say the pretty much wrote it off like I should just buy the saddle because the lady said 'it should fit' so I should spend 700 dollars, not including girth or stirrups, on a saddle that 'should fit' my mare.
So I have had enough. Im not confident enough to ride her in the English saddle anymore so I've been riding her in the round yard or lunging her for the past month but I want to ride my horse and enjoy it, she's sick of the round yard too but I can't bring myself to go out when she can spin/spook in such a tight spin that I just slip outta the saddle.
So why have I had to wait a month, I've got the money saved, and I'm waiting. So I'm frustrated I've had enough of waiting I'm considering buying online, but the probably with that is I don't know my seat size or what saddle would fit her.
My English saddle is 16 inch wintec, my stock saddle is 15 inch status and my mare didn't fit a full bar western. Just so stressed out with waiting...What do I do?!