Monday, September 15, 2014

More Saddle Fun!

Just as I was about to lose all hope fitting my saddle I was able to connect with my CWD rep who came out to the barn last Thursday afternoon.

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!


  1. 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?

  2. 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. :)

  3. bummer you have to miss the show... but a well-fitting saddle (and your own peace of mind!) is worth it.

  4. I bought a Butet that had redone panels...I love this saddle...and so do my horses, so must have been done well.

  5. At least you don't have to buy a new saddle! :)

  6. Yay being able to keep your saddle and it being fixable :)