The first time we went through this song and dance with CWD, I was anxiously awaiting the saddle's arrival on a Friday so we could pack up and hit our first ever A show on Sunday.
My what a difference a year can make.
This time, Prair's all tucked in at the show grounds and somehow it seems perfectly *normal* that I'm blasting out a couple hours of work before I escape to go sit in the stands and watch my Trainer lope her around the show ring... Relative normal changes so quickly.
"Blasting out work" probably isn't an accurate description since mostly I'm just sitting like a confused squirrel and brainstorming on what exactly I do with said new saddle.
Last time the CWD showed up the fit could only be described as tragic. I was tipped so far back that I could barely post out of the tack - though I was so high on the smell of new leather that I tried to convince myself that all would be well once my "custom" saddle broke in just a little bit.
This time around, I'm a bit more leery about what I'll find in the box when it lands stateside - but I'm even more confused about how I'll go about making sure that it's a good fit for me. I currently look like I'm smuggling a substantial watermelon under my shirt, and since even my maternity jeans are busting at the seams (probably not a good sign) something tells me that legging up even just to sit in the thing isn't going to give me a great idea of whether or not it's the right seat for when I actually start riding again.
So... what to do. Obviously I can have N and Half Lease Lady ride in it (assuming it fits Prair) but that doesn't make it any easier to confirm my fit.
Doesn't this baby know if she'd just come out already we could get to work on procuring her own tack instead of piggybacking on mine? ;)
Just kidding - she should probably cook a few more weeks...
But seriously. What do I do with this saddle.