I also bought anew saddle pad and girth.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Talk about Having the Saddle pulled out from under me
So my instructor Melissa texts me this morning that the western saddle I have been using, is now on its way to another farm. The owner decided to let someone else use it. I was not happy because it is the only western saddle that Melissa had available. So I made a phone call to Equestrian Outfitters in Somers Ct. and asked them what they had under $500.00 . Boy did I luck out. They happened to have 2 available. One in a 16.5 and a 17.5 inch. So Melissa and I took a 45 min ride to go look. The 17.5 was bit too big for me and $550.00. The 16.5 was perfect and in perfect condition. Still had original tags on it. So we liked it and we asked how much. $495.00 the girl says. hmmm.... I asked if she thought the owner would go lower, so she called. I bought a brand spanking new western saddle for $450.00. Mike is still trying to figure out how I am getting these deals. Btw, my dressage saddle went with me to be put on consignment. The girls at the shop loved it and put it up for $400.00. Hopefully that will sell soon. In the mean time I had to use my horse fund money in order to buy the saddle to be able to continue lessons. I will make the money up later when I can but at least I can regain my confidence for when I do buy my horse. This is the saddle I bought...