I have been saving since July to buy a monte saddle and I finally bought it at the beginning of the month. I have ridden Snappy in it twice and it seems to work quite well. It came with a crupper and I added my own stirrups, leathers, and buxton. I opted to use non-slip stirrup pads, black Wintec stirrup leathers, and a black beta buxton. I think the setup looks sharp. The saddle is super comfortable and while I admit I do miss the "security" of my lovely Stubben Juventus AP saddle, I am sure that as I continue to ride in the monte saddle I will be more comfortable. It is different to ride in a saddle with no tree! As I added the photos, I realized I never took a pic of her on the crossties to show our new saddle! Whoops!!!
|Headed out to jog late afternoon on 10.13.12. I had just spent the day (seven hours!!) in a graduate course for a writing fellowship. It was good to be outside and on a horse!|
|Jogging! Wheeeee!!! 10.13.12|
|She is such a good mare. She will make someone a great riding horse one day! After we jogged three miles, I walked her around half a mile and then we hacked out the long way back to the barn. Love her!|