I put my "custom" saddle to the test today, riding 18 hot, hilly miles with J and Sedona at Lake Oroville. The pommel pack didn't bounce and stayed on great and the rigging on the rings for the breastcollar attachment seemed sound after the ride. It was great not to have that giant horn looming at the front of the saddle, for sure! The stirrup lashing worked well, except that they were too long even on the shortest hole, but fortunately J travels prepared and had a hole punch in her trailer. We backtracked out of the horse camp loop after a couple of miles, punched holes in the leathers, and then hit the trails in the other direction as a couple of groups of trail riders had headed the horse camp way and we weren't interested in traffic.
with Sedona, at Gold Country. J said he was even partially dropped sometimes when we were trotting! Again he didn't get rude or do anything out of the ordinary, except for the grand display. Bizarre!
I is Scrappy, and I is tired