I'm quite desperately searching for a side saddle (and the associated tack) OR someone locally (The WI-IA-IL Tri-state area) who rides in one and would be willing to offer a lesson or two in one (and permit a load of questions related to them ).
I ride a 14-15" seat in my Western saddles, and have horses of all body styles, all with huge withers.
I'm also looking for a cheap Western saddle, 15- or 16-inch seat and either full- or semi-quarter-horse bars, but must accommodate high withers. I'm not real picky about color and such, don't mind rough shape (as long as the tree is intact, that is), just looking for something my parents and friends can comfortably ride in from time to time. Only looking to spend < $300.
I have a couple saddles (both Western) that I would be willing to trade for either saddle.
Also looking for assorted odds and ends -
Sport boots (medium and small)
A two-wheel cart for a pony 12-13hh
Lightweight blankets (like, cooler weight) for a large pony/small horse (I can get measurements, just don't have them on me)
I am only willing to deal locally - I live in the WI-IA-IL Tri-state area, and will drive a good distance. I'm also in the Des Moines area a lot.
Also looking to buy broken/beat up halters, leather goods, blankets, etc. to cannibalize for hardware and other scrap materials.
Depending on the item, I would be willing to have these shipped and pay through PayPal.