|One of the books I got for my birthday|
a couple weeks ago - fitting and
I know that some of our downward transition problems are my fault. I just cannot seem to drive my seat into the saddle. I always feel like I'm perched in the saddle instead of really using my seat. I use it fine enough for upward transitions (although that could still use some work too), and I seem to be able to slow his trot to a jog with my seat, but everything else is a disaster. This forces me to be harsher on his mouth than I probably should be. I'm hoping that a new saddle will help with this as well because I just don't feel like I have as much contact in the Western saddle as I would like, although I'm sure that's just an excuse I'm using the justify my problems to myself!
Speaking of saddles, do any of you know of any good websites/tack shops where they sell good used saddles. I contacted a couple retailers in Canada and have been perusing a few American websites. I'm not overly worried about getting it over the border. We Canadians have our crafty little ways of getting stuff that American shops won't send to us! But mainly I just want to peruse a bunch of different websites to help me find the best saddle for Walker. Suggestions?