About a month ago, I was in heaven.
I had been trying for over a year to get a trail saddle that I liked the looks of and that fit both Nibbles and me. I finally found it - an older Wade that makes my heart beat a ltitle faster when I look at it, and fits both of us like a glove. I have ridden in DOZENS of saddles, and I have NEVER been more comfortable in a saddle. It feels like it was made for me, and I feel very secure in it. It is the only one that I've found that fits Nibbles. (all of the other that I tried, no matter what type of bars, left dry spots on either side of her back as shown in pictures. The other pictures are of my 'perfect' saddle)
ANYWAY, I thought my search was over. Then I realized a had one tiny, minute problem.
I CAN'T LIFT THE #*#*## THING!!!! LOL
Because of my disease, most of the time, my arms just don't work right. When I'm ok, I can lift it and put it on Nibbles' back. (barely). The problem is, those days are few and far between, and I don't want to have to rely on other people to saddle my horse. I have been standing on a bale of straw, and sort of 'working' it on, which doesn't bother Nibbles at all, but she's 15.1 now and she's still growing. The vet said to plan on a couple of more inches. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I HATE to get rid of it, but I'm starting to feel it would be the smart thing to do
. Anyway, just wanted to rant, and if anyone has any input on why almost evry other saddle leaves those dry spots, I'd appreciate input, because it looks like I'll soon be in the saddle market again.