Another little saddle update- this time with the new reins and blankets!
I just realized I probably should have put his new bridle and bit on for the pictures- but what the heck, I ride like this 90% of the time anyway, harumph.
(don't mind the 18.1hh behemoth in the background, he was waiting for his little partner-in-crime to be returned to him, bahahaha)
Super duper happy with my purchase. I was a bit 'meh' on Abetta but it's getting more and more comfortable every time I ride in it. The pony approves whole-heartedly of the fit (his objections have previously ranged from blocking me with his head, motioning irately at the girth with his nose, refusing to mount up, biting me when I didn't listen and insisted he come over to the mounting block, rofl), sweat patterns are good and the saddle is stable.
Still figuring out where exactly it wants to sit. I tried it a bit farther back this Tuesday, so that the conchos were level, and I think it was a bit too far back. This should be just about right, but we'll see.
Also, I'm very tempted to get a white and black navajo blanket in the above pattern and tie-dye it myself.
Could always make lots and sell them for mucho dinero mwuahaha. //shot
Now the trick will to be to find an English saddle that fits just as well so I can do at least a tiny bit of jumping, harumph! x'D