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Considering a DIY saddle...Possible journal.

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by secuono, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Jun 4, 2019
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    secuono Herd Master

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    Shipped late last night...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    So, lots of calls n emails gets them to ship....
    Should now arrive Thursday.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2019
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    Finally got an email response..."It shipped Monday, should be there Thursday, says tracking."
    DUH!! I can see that.
    But that's days late, ya lazy liars!

    Ugh. I try so hard to ship out sheep fleeces or anything, no matter how small or cheap, same day or as soon as golly possible and this lazy company doesn't even bother for 5 days...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Gonna roll my eyes right outta my head! :lol:
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2019
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    Its here!
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    The leather scratches easily, first thing I noticed when I was removing the cinch.
    Second is that the cantle isn't level with the pommel, but I'm hoping that's from shipping & with use, it will adjust to the right place.
    I felt snug & even a bit secure in it. I ordered the 14". I have a skeleton rig saddle that is 14.75" & I feel that is too big, so the snugly fit was nice.
    Favorite part was that the seat was firm! I've had two other treeless and both I sank into & it felt like I was on a pillow. That was terrible! I didn't try trotting just yet, as it's hot & gross out currently, but stirrups seemed secure. They also look to be tilted ones, which is nice.
    I cinched up & used a 2 step to get on, but still put my foot in the stirrup & then swung up. So, my full weight was in it for a moment & there was no unusual movement, no rolling.
    I'll update again after we've had a few rides with it.
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