Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Oregon
Really sorry about that, but these things happen. Just don't let your anger get away from you. It could cost you your riding priviledges. I have to be careful, too, since we sorta borrow our neighbors' horses. I don't want to say, "Shoe these horses!" or, "Buy us a Big, fancy arena with expensive footing and mirrors!", because if they decide they don't want a complainer riding their horses, that's the end of it. I would cry, too, if my anger or selfish desires got between me and horses. I'd miss Sambo sooooo much!
Don't they provide saddles? Or do you want to ride at times when they don't have the saddles ready for use?
I had one of those "beginner" saddles, too, but I bought it used, and the billets were made of belly leather, and they were really soft, and one was severely stretched. But it worked, if I avoided that strap altogether, or used the hole above the stretch. I also bought it and two halters, a bridle, a mane comb, a hoof pick, a girth, two pads and a bucket. I sold the saddle, girth and pad fro fifty bucks, which went towards a much nicer saddle.
"Have You given the horse strength? Have You clothed his neck in thunder? Can you frighten him like a locust?
His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...