Ok so I really want to get a treed saddle for Hunny, but here is the dilemma.
1. I kind of want a western style saddle just in case we go on super long trail rides or super hot ones and I need to carry a gallon of water or more with us. I also want a treed saddle just for extra support, I feel that one is needed just in case. Plus it is a custom tree and colors and such for a price that is almost unbelievable. $600
2. I found a saddle that I like, I am however hesitant to buy it because I want to save for a side saddle.
A. I found a side saddle. It is spendy but it is for a petite rider like me. I know a saddle fit expert in the area that would help me. Now since this side saddle is petite I don't trust that it will be up for sale long. If I do get a side saddle it will serve as a dual purpose; it will be for dressage and for when I do re-enacting. So it would have two jobs, but I am having a hard time justifying spending 2 grand on a saddle over the internet.
3. I am going to Rome for school in January, should I just save my money? I mean the western style saddle will be around for a while yet I do hope, but the side saddle I doubt will be.
Do I take a gamble? Do I save my money? I am usually really anal about saving my money, and take months to buy new tack such as saddles. It took me over 7 months to decide on my last saddle.
Now here is more info on the side saddle. My mother appalled me the other day by saying "well maybe when we get next years tax refund..." in accordance with me saying how I want a side saddle and nice habit for reenacting. So do I wait? Will a side saddle like this come along again?
I just need some advice.