Is there a friend you could borrow or lease (for a small fee) a saddle from until you have your new horse? If you were in Idaho, I have a few extra.... haha
I love that you went out on the trail! My girlfriends barrel racing horse was acting out, as well as her mom's, we took them out on the trail, and the next weekend they won! From then on she alternated every other weekend taking one of their barrel racing horses out on the trail, as I did my reining horse. Great for their minds, as well as ours!