Thursday, October 30, 2008
Well We Didn't Get Down The Field But.............
So I started in the yard and she was a bit sassy, but alright, so I thought probably not wise to head to the field considering I had her cinched a little loose. So help me out here folks. What am I suddenly doing wrong? She did this once before with someone else's saddle and in the end, we popped her regular saddle on and all was fine, but as I cinch her, I'm pinching a nerve bundle or something and her front legs begin to buckle and I have to quickly loosen it and trust me, it's not that tight. She didn't have this issue in the spring, just suddenly now.
I try readjusting it and usually that works, but I was afraid to really cinch her and I know I rode the saddle loose, which is why I opted out of the field and stayed in the pen.
I'm not a total moron here, she is brushed before saddled, I have a serious pro-pad with blanket on top. Maybe I'm not pulling the saddle up high enough on her withers and cinching too far back on her belly. Didn't think so, though. She's never an issue with this saddle before. So any ideas?
Posted by Callie at 10:39 AM