It’s on, and it’s here to stay. Valiosa had a ride with the bareback pad. Mostly at the walk. It still got clammy. Yep, summer! I’m trying to save up on my elbow joints, helping them heal. So, some alternative work here and there, without lifting the saddle. Not sure we’re really all that productive, […]
I think these types of girth are a bit like marmite. You either love them and have no issues or you don’t like them, have issues.
I tried the Busse dressage synthetic string girth. If anyone has a Stubben one, and can tell if Busse is a cheaper version, please email or leave a comment.
My riding instructor doesn’t like them. My horse started out fine but changed her mind. I rode in the synthetic version for all of one month and found jumping it allowed the saddle to move where my other one doesn’t.
It didn’t keep my saddle as secure as my previous girth for hacking. I found it allowed it to move ever so slightly. On a wide type that’s not ideal.
As a product it was well made. Nice width, keepers. Easy to clean. Just not suitable for our needs.
I have spent the summer trying out our new seat. I had it shipped over from VA USA just before the summer.
I needed to move up a seat size and the difference is amazing. It’s on a Classic Freeform Base with a brown Freewest seat. The skirt I didn’t know if that would hinder or help, but I don’t notice it. In fact I have ditched the t bar and gone back to standard leathers. So maybe the skirt shape protects my thigh from the flat buckle.
The black and brown combo looks quite nice and since the brown was reduced I just got that.