Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I didn't follow the Olympics much but did see Nick Skelton's Gold-medal show jumping ride on Facebook. He's a sixty-ish?-year-old Brit with a metal plate in his hip and a lot of injuries, including a broken neck that led him to retire once. He came back from it obviously.
What's extra great about this is that he apparently did it in an old Stubben saddle -- look at those panels! And is it slightly askew?
You can see the winning round on Facebook, and one of his rounds on Youtube.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
It's a comfy-to-sit saddle and seems to fit a lot of horses. The saddle was almost new when I bought it -- I would do a local trial for folks.
You can read a bit about Verhans on the Chronicle forums. They are well-thought-of without having a lot of name recognition. They feel like an expensive saddle, but the resale value on them seems to be low, maybe due to name recognition. I paid $3k For this saddle when it was near-new. It's been well-cared for and it's ready for its happy new owner! Email sek4278 at gmail dot. com. I have more pix if you are interested.