I finally got a new saddle for miss smarty! 8-10 weeks of going insane, pure winging, frustration, wanting to hit a brick wall waiting. Im not good at waiting and the tack shop still looked to be at least at a bare min. another month before theyd be back so I took things into my own hands found a new horse shop in my town (which I am now officially banning myself from
) now the price I wanted to spend was 600-800, well I'm buying an 1800 dollars fender now. Very comfy, fits her perfect and I feel very safe in it and since ive been waiting ive saved enough for it. So I'm happy, off to pay the last of it tomorrow. Then oil it, try and get the stirrups bent abit and start finally working this horse of mine and getting her ready for team penning next year because that is our goal and my instructor is ready to help me make it
he was also the one who came out which is a half hour-40 minute trip from his, helped fit the saddle for me, gave me a lesson and spent the better half of the afternoon giving me help. He is amazing, then he sent me a text tonight saying how much he liked my mare (hed never met her as I ride his horses to gain confidence on) and reckon that was a good fitting saddle.) I am so happy, so relieved. I don't care about how much im seriously spending, I'm just so relieved to be finally have a saddle that I don't feel like I'm going to tip out of at the smallest sidestep or turn! To the future!