Originally Posted by Missy May
bubble wrap I can understand, but I don't want something "holding/trapping" me...thats just too spooky. A more environmentally minded solution - get a shorter horse, less distance to fall.
Oh man, one of my kids was riding a young mare/filly for a guy. She was short on time and asked me to warm her up. No problem. Especially since she had this little bear trap/widow maker saddle on the horse that she had picked up and thought was just great those frisky colts on cold mornings.
That thing went to bucking and that saddle kept me in a whole lot longer than I want to be! I finally managed to get loose and eat dirt. Never tasted so good.
Re-saddled the horse. Re-thought my daughter's report of how "good" she was going and got somewhere with her.
So... those bear trap saddles that have swells that curve back grind my gears.
PS -- before I saw things got ugly here, I was going to say, "I didn't know our pet peeves had to make sense to everyone else." We are an opinionated bunch. We all try to do our best and make sense of all the options we have in working with our horses.