Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Okay, does anyone have a paper bag handy?

I just bought this saddle and I'm about to pass out.

Tennessean® Lite-Rider Saddle With Horn

Seriously. I'm going to pass out. I don't spend this kind of money on saddles. Not for me, anyway.

It's the tree that will fit Cibolo and it's the style I like.

But it's 3x the cost this frugal girl has ever paid for her own saddle (never mind that I've paid close to that for DH's saddle. He's picky.)!

Good thing I've almost got the other two sold and got a bonus the other day.

I feel dizzy. I'm going to bed.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I hear ya. My first saddle I splurged and spent over a thousand dollars...and it doesn't fit Apache...or come to find out me now (too big!)
I spent the money, thinking that I only had plans to buy one saddle and it would last me for as long as I owned my horse...which was supposed to be forever....and ended up not even being close. lol!

Anyway, just enjoy your new saddle and know that Cibolo will, too.
If you do keep Cibolo for the rest of his life, that saddle really isn't that much money spread out over his lifetime.

And it sure is pretty!


Leah Fry said...

BREATHE. And happy trails to you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - and he'll be so happy - happy horse, happy rider!

Anonymous said...

Well, congrats! It's beautiful! BTW, I've really enjoyed perusing that website... we'll be looking for a saddle for Ellsworth sometime soon I hope. I'm sure the money you spent will be well worth it over the long run.

Shirley said...

Funny how we can justify spending on others but not so much on ourselves! You'll get over it if you think of it as spending money on making your horse healthy and happy, rather than treating yourself.
I agree about not teaching sidepassing on the fence; I do it by asking my horse to two track, then gradually shut down the forward motion and channel it into sideways movement. Keeps them from getting frustrated.

Mikey said...

Beautiful! I bet you can't wait to get in it and ride!

The Equestrian Vagabond said...

But: you like it, it fits your horse. Worth every penny.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

AareneX said...

Oh, yeah. The first time I bought a saddle, I thought I was Spending Big Money (about $400).

Soon, I learned how much a Real Saddle costs. (my entire tax return--about $1500--ten years ago). More than I paid for the truck I was driving at the time.

2 years ago (fortunately) I was able to sell that saddle for exactly what I paid for it, because it was a good saddle and I'd taken good care of it, but it TOTALLY didn't fit my young mare. I immediately sent that money out for my current saddle, which is changeable on the horse-side, so I should be able to ride in it for the rest of my life.


Gail said...

Breathe into a paper bag and repeat after me, I AM WORTH IT.

Rising Rainbow said...

The way I see this is you didn't buy that saddle for you. You bought it for your horse. Now that means it can cost more, don't ya think??

Funder said...

Oh, you'll love it! Mine is a Tennesseean Endurance. I bought it used, third owner, and only paid $400 for it. Since I bought it, it's been rained on, stepped on by a Percheron, and had to live in the backseat of a truck for 6 months. It's STURDY.

Mine fit way better when I changed the rigging to use both saddle D rings, so keep that in mind - you CAN change the rigging.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

It's lovely! And worth every penny, I'm sure! Now you can ride with pride!!