I quake in fear.
My beloved Harley Apollo has been has been sent to the tack closet in the sky. This saddle has served me well since I bought it used in 1980. What can I say, I hang onto things. After its most recent restuffing, the saddler warned me that was the last time. There’s nothing left to sew back together. Plus it was the saddle worn in both meltdowns [Universe]. So, retirement.
When I look at saddles these days, I am appalled at the amount of padding. The seats look like buckets. The knee rolls look like pillows. I want a soft, flat saddle that doesn’t tell me what to do. Sure the Hermes saddles are nice, but I don’t feel like mortgaging the house for a saddle.
I have the Wintec [New Equipment]. What is the likelihood that either horse will wear this as a forever saddle? Both Rodney and Milton will need jump & dressage saddles. What is the likelihood they will wear the same size?
I have stuck my head in the sand over the whole issue.