Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Cacowgirl, I used them on Friday. LOVED them! It took some getting used to them because I'm not used to anything in front of me, but they didn't interfere with riding or anything and they didn't bounce (which was nice, since Aires has never carried saddlebags before). They held a ton of stuff (two sandwich containers, two large apples, an entire box of fruit snacks [not the box, but all its contents], the two water bottles, my warmer gloves...and there was room for a bit more!) O.o The only "bad" thing was that when I took Aires' saddle off and had the saddle and saddlebags laying on the ground, the horses smelled the apples in the bags and Tam (my friend's horse) managed to open the bag they were in. He actually grabbed the zipper tab (it has a pull cord thingy on it) and pull the zipper open! He did it so daintily that we were just about dying laughing. And Aires had his nose right down there like "Come on. Open it!"
As for my shoulder...the cortisone shot lasted for all of half a day and now it hurts more (and starts hurting sooner) than it did before. :-/
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