Saturday, March 19, 2011
If you would have asked me a year ago- trade my dressage for a jumping saddle- no way! Keeping an open mind was one of my goals when I started to take up jumping last spring. A lot of the jumping philosophy is quite opposite as to what I grew up with, but I decided that to be a more well rounded rider, it was best to keep an open mind and try new things that I generally was opposed to do. The past few months, my addiction to the thrill of jumping has sky rocketed and my need or desire to ride in my dressage saddle has dissipated. Why? I don't know. I guess I was in need of a change and a new challenge. Though my old ways are still what I preach, I take pride in my new love of jumping and to embrace it I sold my loving dressage saddle and have purchased my first close contact saddle. Oh, did I mention last week I jumped 2'9" for the first time!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I am torn. Struggling to decide... sell my dressage saddle for a jumping saddle? I can't decide. I love my dressage saddle but I am not riding in it enough to make it worth my while to keep it. I don't want to let it go, I have a lot of history with this saddle, but I already have an all purpose and I can't ride in three saddles at once! What to do???!!! I also want a western saddle to go with my new western headstall and breast collar, but-that's a whole other story to tell some other time....