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!|