Mom's planning to ask Dad if we can have a new saddle, as in not used by no one else never before. So please keep all hooves crossed. Mom has always had used/borrowed saddles in the past and been content, now for some reason (not that I mind) she's gotten a bug up her butt wanting one thats been just ours. I'm not complaining, Dad might though hee hee
Course Mom would post a pic of the saddle she's asking for but, blogger is being bad for that still. So we'll just tell you the kind of saddle it is and if your of mind to you can look it up. It's a Sensation Western Sport Trail Saddle, she wants it in a brown color, which I look gorgeous in and matches existing tack, though she plans on the seat being made of black nubuck leather for contrast and butt sticking to saddle capabilites.
It's not inexpensive by any means but, not cheap either. She's written up a list of top 22 reasons for Dad to say Yes! Along with blurb describing saddle with pix. She's thinking maybe she should ask for the Ansur new Roo Saddle it's double the price of the Sensation, so if he saw that first maybe the Sensation price would make it easier? Hee hee! Course her true dream saddle would be a Synergist (we've borrowed one and loved it) but, like the Roo it's totally in the "Beer wages, Champagne taste" league. That and it's not treeless, which my dippy back demands.
Mom did do lots of research and has heard/read very little negative about Sensation saddles in general and it's gotten good review for Haflingers broad wide backs with low withers. Her's prepared to argue her case and hope that Dad's darn insistant logic doesn't over rule. He's just soooo sensible and lets face it there is very little that is sensible with it comes to loving horses and all that comes with us! To those oddly non-horsey humans anyway. None I'm sure that read my blog!
Hooves crossed that Mom'll be ordering a new saddle for me real soon.