This is one special* box.
This Fed Ex dude may not have thought so, specially when I raced into the office, and yanked him out of it abruptly to help me retrieve the box from my truck. It was so huge and getting it out of my home, through our gate and into my truck- was a feat. It isn't heavy at all -( I've carried Saddles heavier) BUT- it is cumbersome and if anyone had parked near us, I would have had to ask them to move, to be able to get both truck doors open. It's the worst parking lot EVER! For how tight it is, it's a wonder I keep going back at all, to visit businesses!
I do though, and on the way there, I noticed the regular U.S. Post office lot..was FULL. I am glad that I went to Fed Ex, for the insurance built into the charges. I trust them more than the regular postal service..isn't that sad?
So the Fed Ex dude had put the BIG *BOX down already, when I got the idea to photograph it, before I sent this particular *BOX away for the third time....hopefully not to return to my doorstep again.
This *BOX held my favorite Jump Saddle 3 years ago, as it traveled back to Bend, Oregon to be fixed up by it's original saddle maker, Hans Biglajzer.
It was Wa's second saddle that we both loved till she filled in, and it became too tight. It weighed all of 10 pounds.
When I sent this saddle back to it's maker to be re flocked,
Hans remembered the little saddle. He had made it for a Dr.'s daughter, in trade for a surgery his wife needed.
It was my sister's first saddle, as a teen in Pony Club, and the first saddle I sat in as a 3 yr old.
Now that BIG* BOX like I said, has taken a saddle cross country in Oregon twice. I have a HUGE tube inside that a saddle fits on and some retired couch pillows, that are placed on either side of the saddle's panels. Filler stuffing on top and in front..it's pretty cushy in that *Box!
I send MY NEW ANSUR saddle away to another whom read my blog, and ikes ANSUR's thoughtful technology too. They thought to add a more forward riding habit , maybe even jumping, to their tool box of skills. They, like myself, know that this saddle is made for a broader backed, less prominent withered horse.
I brought the KONKLUSION saddle home last weekend, after putting all the blocks back on it. I never used any of them, I liked the thin, closer feel of the panels on my mare. I had a habit of always cleaning the saddle after each ride, so it really was not dirty at all. I gave it the once over anyway, to spiff it up for it's potential New owner.
Off the saddle went and I am filled with hope and also; a great feeling inside of me knowing that -I want the saddle to FIT their horse - as well as feeling great to them . If this is not the Perfect match, it will be shipped back and I will sell it to an unknown person. This potential buyer gets time to make sure it's right!
I pray it is all they need it to be, fitting the horse's personal shape and , I hope they fall in love with it as I did.
Happiest of Thanksgivingtimes to you all, my friends in Bloggerville. May God Richly bless you, His beloved