Meet the new Ansur Crossover
Why am I introducing you to a saddle? Because I need a new one; preferably one that will fit both the quarters. You'd think that would be easy since they're half siblings, but their backs are completely different. Coriander is slab-sided with prominent withers and spine, while Gwen is very round with sort of sloping withers and tremendous back muscles ridging her spine. Knowing that, I've been researching treeless saddles- which led me to Ansur. What I like about these saddles is that they have a gullet and they look like a regular treed saddle. Thing is, they are NOT cheap. I'm trying to set up an appointment now with the local distributor to try one out. I need to look one of these puppies over with a fine-tooth comb and put it through all its paces before I shell out the big bucks. But if the Quarters and I like it, and it's going to last and last, this might be my next big purchase.
My horses are already shoeless and mostly bitless, might as well go treeless too, right?