I found a sweet little buckskin mare that I wanted to bring home with me, but Alex wouldn't let me... she was a bit underweight and Alex said she was only sweet because she was hungry. So I didn't buy any new horses... :(
We did, however, find a saddle for me to buy!! We went to a saddle shop, and after looking all over the store finding nothing, Alex spotted a cutting saddle in the back. It belonged to the owner of the store and wasn't for sale, but it was the EXACT same saddle that Alex has and I had to have it! What are the odds of finding the exact same saddle?? The only thing different about it was the height of the horn, but everything else matched up exactly. So after a little bit of begging, the girl at the store called the owner and he said he'd let me have it for $250. SOLD!!
It needs some TLC and a lot of oil, but I finally have a western saddle to ride in, that I know is going to fit my picky mare. Here it is before I went to work cleaning it up:
|Dirty and thirsty!|
Here it is this morning after some elbow grease and lots of oil: