Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Stubben Has Arrived!

Last Tuesday, the tack shop called after my lesson and said my saddle was in! I picked it up on Wednesday and tried it out!

Modeling his new saddle!
It fits Penn like a glove, and makes excellent use of Penn's Total Saddle Fit girth- where it naturally sits the billets are behind the girth groove.

Yay saddle!
It's a very different feel than anything else I've ridden in- it has a very narrow twist that makes it easy for me to get my leg around Penn- I'm not fighting the saddle to get my leg on. It also puts my leg right at the girth, and it feels like a close contact saddle even though it's not a monoflap. Since I feel so close in it, I can tell immediately when my leg floats back (an annoying tendency that I can't seem to shake).

Anyway, I really like it, Penn really likes it, everybody's happy!

The rest of Penn's blankets came in last Wednesday too, yay tough clothes! They seem to be holding up well.


  1. Ooooh, so pretty! I'm glad it fits BOTH of you so well!

  2. How exciting to have a new saddle! Hope it serves you well.

  3. Yay! I love narrow twists, I really struggled to ride in a wide twist the other day and it reminded me how much I love my saddle.

  4. Wow...I love it when a plan comes together. Congrats!

  5. It looks great! I am so excited you both like it. Also, just read the other day about putting a thick fly sheet over the top of a winter blanket to help save the expensive one from the shredders. It will look super weird but might help keep the warm blankets whole!

  6. It looks great! I'm glad that you like it!