|Gold Creek Ride|
This saddle has a "flex-core" & is supposed to fit any horse, which Ann said that it always had until yesterday. Farah's back is not unusual in any way - a pretty standard horse back - but she certainly needed more wither clearance from the pommel. I didn't like the balanced placement, or seat, which seemed to let me move too far back. My legs were nowhere near the Rider's Groove, at the narrowest point of the horses barrel, but further back - where the barrel widens.
Now, for the Funnies :-) I'd parked along a grassy strip in front of the barn. Farah was loaded & I was saying good-by when Ann looked down & realized that I had a flat tire on the trailer! Much better there, parked - than on the highway! Her husband graciously left his Sunday project & changed out the tire - what a guy! We'd unloaded Farah, she was tied to a post. The next time we looked, she was loose & having a wonderful roll! So - Ann tied her again, this time with a double knot! A few more minutes went by - something caught our attention & Farah was loose again & happily grazing next to my friends mare - still standing tied! Farah had lifted the entire loop of the lead rope off the top of the post! OK ... time to admit that this is a SMART girl! :-) Yes she does tie, but I'll now have to add, until she unties herself :-)