The prognosis? The panels had squished down with age and were sitting on either side of her spine versus riding on top.
The solution? Either re-panel or get a new saddle. As lovely as a shiny, sparkly CWD sounds- I used all of my birthday money and then some just to cover the new panels.
I wait for them to build my panels- 5 weeks. Then ship the saddle to France to have them put on- about a 2 week turnaround. Yes! The saddle has to go back to France. Sigh.
So in lieu of an October horse show I will (hopefully) have a saddle that fits the princess! I have to say, I'm relieved that we're making this fix and have gotten the ball rolling!
Has anyone else re-paneled a saddle? Ease my mind with a few positive stories!
|Blurry photo- but ears are forward!|
I think stampy and the brain had the panels redone on her butet. I'm new to my cwd so no experience either :) I hope you have a great experience though. And good that you can atleast get it repanelled. How much is that if you don't mind my asking?ReplyDelete
I really, really love CWDs. They ride great, but I'd for sure have to get a custom, rather then preferably used. MW trees are hard to come by, esp in French brands. But I have to say, given your panel adventure, I love my wool-flocked, flocked on-site saddle. :)ReplyDelete
bummer you have to miss the show... but a well-fitting saddle (and your own peace of mind!) is worth it.ReplyDelete
I bought a Butet that had redone panels...I love this saddle...and so do my horses, so must have been done well.ReplyDelete
At least you don't have to buy a new saddle! :)ReplyDelete
Yay being able to keep your saddle and it being fixable :)ReplyDelete