Photo by Margaret Chant and edited by Jessica Metropulos

Monday, May 26, 2008

My Dream Come True


After 10 months of lessons, hard work, hardcore saving, and dreaming of how my horse would feel when I had it, I FINALLY ordered my fluidity saddle. Here's all you need to know about it:

Color: Dark Brown
Seat Size: 17.5
Tree/Gullet: Superwide

The picture above shows pretty much what it'll look like.

This whole crazy scheme started on June 30th, 2007, and it's all Linda Parelli's fault. We went riding after Saturday's presentation at the tour stop in Madison, and I was having some canter issues with Princess, with her not being pleased about cantering even after I adjusted my seat. Linda very discretely pulled me off to the side and asked if I would like to borrow her fluidity saddle for the evening. Without any hesitation and several expletives (I was sue me!) I accepted the offer.

That 30 minutes of riding was a life changer. Princess's gaits changed/got bigger, she became willing to collect, she maintained gait for as long as I asked, she stretched, her back rounded up and her back legs came under her, and her trot got so elevated and bouncy I had to hold my visor on. I knew I HAD to get that saddle. So...the rest is history.

I cannot wait to get it. YAY!


Jen said...

Congratulations, Fran! Yea for you! Can't wait to hear when you get it!!!! Keep us posted. :)


Emma Lee said...

I'm SO jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!
btw i need your address to mail your graduation present. : )