So me and my friend were planning on trailering out and going on a trail ride on sunday.
I was super excited....
Until I hit a glitch in my plan...
The saddle that I use (western) is my trainers. It's the only saddle that fits pony (turns out she's kinda high maintenence to fit) and it is a super expensive saddle. It was also the saddle that my trainer got proposed to with (engagement saddle instead of a ring....teehee how cute)
So, basically, my trainer said that while she doesn't mind me using it around the ranch and while I'm with her if we go trail riding or whatnot, she would kinda prefer if I found a different saddle to take off the ranch. Which I understand, because it's a really irreplaceable saddle because of the sentimental value, and she doesn't want to put me in the position where something possibly happens and it's my fault.
Regardless, that leaves me with an english saddle that is uncomfortable and slips over ponies withers if I ride her a long time, and also slips back and I have no breast collar for it. Or, bareback.
At this time, I'm not working very much and hours won't pick back up until august. The money that I had previously saved has slowly dwindled away to nothing, and I can't really afford to buy a new saddle right now.
I would totally go bareback, but my friend said that she wouldn't feel comfortable if something happened to me....
I know that everyone has their own reasons and such....but I am SO FRUSTRATED!
Anyone have a spare saddle sitting around they want to send me...... I'll trade you a Crosby with a wide tree! Haha!