For the last few months, I’ve started wanting to get into english more and more. Most of y’all know that I’ve tried it a few times and ended up not going with it for various reasons – number 1 was I had no time to practice and work with it, number 2 was the saddle didn’t fit right. But, I keep dreaming of trying it again. I put a few ads up, looking for a good all-purpose or dressage saddle, and offered to trade one of my two saddles I had for sale. I finally found a winner, an 18 inch (seat size runs small) St. Charles jumping saddle. It’s absolutely beautiful, with a wide tree, in great shape. We made a deal and I’m probably picking it up tomorrow. All I’ll need to get is some stirrup leathers. It comes with a 54″ girth, not sure what size I’ll need for Red…any ideas? Pretty sure he wears a 36″ western.
I really loved English when I tried it the last few times, and I’ve had some discussions with a few friends about it and they all think I would have a nice seat for it, plus I’ve got two good horses for it. Red and Stormie are both great english.
So now…throw the beginning tips my way. 😉