Oh yes folks..this mare is a very relaxed, and happy horse with her new ANSUR saddle.
Oh my...I can't tell you how my nerves were even nervous, about this day!
My conclusion (this is now after 4 rides) on the ANSUR "KONKLUSION" is: It's and an excellent choice for us!
Had to find these to use.
The "lock down" last week, due to the equine virus, helped with cleaning out the locker and doing inventory!
Yea...found many items that will be used for a saddle!
"Sprummer" has blossomed here in our neck of the woods in Oregon. That is a different word than normal for this time of year, but also are the conditions we have had. We have gone from winter temps and conditions, to seeing springtime show up, with summer temperatures!
Woo...a bit of a shock, but with the heavenly breezes that came right along with the heat..no problem, it was PERFECTLY GREAT! And I got to pick up my NEW ANSUR saddle Friday and ride these past 4 days-trial like. It was even GREATER!
Of course I have so much to say, with many words about the rides the mare and me have had. Also, about a million photos! BUT... (and my butt is so sore) I am so wiped out from being on the go ... and posting lately is labor intensive...combo old computer and blogger antics. I will only tell a wee bit of the rides this time and show you a few photos.
My New Saddle's looks are certainly different than traditional. But, it is NOT Traditional. The measurements are the same, in all the right places- for function and comfort. All other things about the design, are MUCH different for the mare - that is why I think it works for her.
The first saddle (test) ride was the long decent from the stable. Hills have always made the mare pensive with saddles. Them slipping and hitting her shoulders.
I was nervous and almost did not ride down the hill. I am so glad I chose to ride, not walk. It was fantastic, no stopping, hollowing, ear pinning. Nothing but happy, relaxed snorts, here and there. I have to credit the "HAF" pad for the non- slippage too.
We walked the new jump course for the first ride out ...easy peeasy. The next day, since it was much warmer and I had another ride planned on Mustang Cazi, later on in
the evening...the mare and me just did a 25 minute OUT & BACK, jumping the course! And yesterday, I rode with a gal from the stable. Each time I tried a different configuration of the saddle..with and without leg blocks.
I'll be getting back to you soon on all the specs!
Hope that your "Sprummer" weekend was fantabulous too!
Crummy phone photo- before the ride
One other little ditty here. I brought the saddle home so the family could see it in person...it kinda is a member and all. I weighed it ..Freyda cat weighs more than my new saddle does!!
She is 17 lbs and my new "KONKLUSION" saddle is only 14lbs!(yea...it did it several times 'cause I was so shocked!
More to come about the ULTIMATE TEST HACK OUT RIDE~ And...
My EQUESTRIAN WORLD FRIEND...I've the post brewing, for the favorite TACK!!