A put together sequence of functions put my saddle hunt on keep for a couple of 7 days, but on Friday a Black State Solare confirmed up at my door. I realized practically practically nothing about this saddle other than it could possibly healthy my horse and function for me.
It confirmed up unquestionably stunning. Black with blue piping and blue stitching? Count me in!
The leather-based was fantastic excellent, and it was very well outfitted with two pairs of D rings and blocks.
My only concern was it seemed a contact narrow, but I figured it was close sufficient for a check experience.
All round, it seemed a little bit high in front but sat degree, and it did not feel specifically restricted around the shoulders. I took it for a couple of check rides, and they all ended with some variation of the under sweat marks. On the other hand, May perhaps appeared to like the saddle. She even stood fully even now at the mounting block, some thing we have normally struggled with.
For me, the saddle healthy my legs fantastic. I felt it assisted me preserve my ankle in line with my hip, and it assisted my leg continue to be regular around fences. See under for just one of the first jumps we have jumped in about 4 months. To me, the greatest compliment I can give a bounce saddle is that I never feel about it when I am jumping, and I did not have to with this just one. A saddle that retains me in or pushes me out of stability is a large no no. A single that tends to make me experience like I can do what I have to have to, when supporting me is amazing.
On the other hand, then I watched this video clip is slow motion, and I observed the under:
My leg is in a fantastic posture, but the saddle is plainly grabbing at May’s shoulders. Damn… If you look at it in even slower motion, you will see the saddle snap again down on to May’s again as she extends her front stop forward. Unquestionably not excellent, and not some thing I would want to have occurring on a frequent basis. Our distance to this bounce was great, if not a contact very long, and I would dislike to see what this saddle would do at a restricted location or around uneven ground on cross country. Regretably, that usually means I experienced to move on this just one too…
Then, I discovered some swelling/irritation around those people dry spots, and I resolved it actually wasn’t huge sufficient for inadequate May perhaps. (great activity about it however!)
I give this saddle a stable eight/ten. Leather-based and stability was fantastic for me, but I am even now not 100% sure a broader tree would be correct for May perhaps. I’m even now debating shopping for a new just one, in the broader tree, but I have a couple of other things to attempt first. Subsequent up – a 34cm 18″ Prestige saddle.
As for why May perhaps is donning a fly mask? Perfectly I confirmed up to the barn a couple of weeks back to uncover this:
A wonderful swollen, dripping eye. She ended up acquiring a little scratch, and I am driving her in the fly mask as a precaution. The vet has witnessed it 2 times, and it appears to be entirely settled at this level. Modest velocity bumps actually can slow you down!