In which I join the fancy french saddle lovin' bandwagon...
Yes, in a completely ridiculous development, my $1500 ranch broke former western horse apparently has a taste for expensive french saddles.
Now, I am no tack snob. I would happily rock a purple bedazzled Wintec if it was the right fit for my horse. I actually am kind of jealous of Bobby and his plastic tack, of $900 Facebook Pony fame.
|I would totally rock this|
I am the last person to jump on any trend - I don't have an iPhone, I never owned an iPod, I've never owned Uggs or Crocs or designer jeans.
I am slowly becoming a convert of the fine french saddle. The Devoucoux Barritz will continue to be my 'Saddle of Dreams' and someday, if I have the $$$$, I will own one.
But I have to say, my used Butet is a close 2nd, and Boca agrees. The balance is incredible.
One thing that frustrates me a little is that I *thought* I had done the right thing with his last saddle. Following the advice of my saddle fitter, foam saddles were THE DEVIL, a Thinline Pad would set his back on fire and for God's sake DO NOT use a French Saddle on him or you will ruin his back forever.
Guess what setup seems to be working?
You guessed it. A foam-filled French saddle with a Thinline Pad.
Grrrr. The horse world.
In other developments, Boca has been doing well.We've been doing a combo of lunging and riding as per Doctor's orders. He's been a pretty happy guy and is always happy to see me.
I have been keeping a journal of our rides and activities. H suggested I put a happy face or a frowny face for each day, so I can have an easy visual for evaluating our overall process.
I've been pretty diligent about keeping it up. I wouldn't want it to be said that I didn't do my part.