Well, Jeni, I'll let you know. I ordered an endurance model, for price
and minimal bulk, to see if it will fit my Arab (a saddle, at last?).
I'm hoping it will fit the Paso, too. I have to see how the size runs,
because Genie Stewart Spears (does she go by a normal, short name, by the
way) suggested that the sizes run a little different. She suggested that
one use a pad, which fit under the ENTIRE saddle so as not to create a
pressure point, of equal thickness throughout, that had wicking action to
absorb sweat, and this should help keep the horse cool. The Sports Saddle
is something of a souped up saddle pad, which is what I wanted, so it
does sit along the back its whole length.
Hopefully it will be here any day. (fingers crossed) I really
hope it frees up my horses like it says. I can't wait to see them when
they can be tacked up with no tail swishing, or wanting to canter all
the time (no, its not just extra energy, they get to run on pasture), etc.
(fingers crossed REAL tight) I just remember the look on Cobrena's face
when we put the copper Tom Thumb in her mouth after those years of Columbian
bits, big heavy spade things: 'Gee, what is this? Hmmm, I, I think I LIKE
I'll type back to let you know how it goes.
Amy S. Garner