Oké, where shall I start.....
This morning I went with my friend to somebody who sells western saddles. I wanted to see if it was possible to buy myself a saddle for Renske.
I took some pictures from Renske's back, standing still, walking and in canter. The lady told me that it was not possible to put on Renske a western saddle. That was very honoust of her. I had the english saddle from Renske with me and asked the lady to check this for me, because I had the feeling that there was something wrong with it. I always have the feeling that I am not in balance when I am riding Renske.
Well it came out that the saddle is broken, what we call a broken tree... or maybe you call it beam. What you can do with the saddle is when you push on the back of it you will see on the seat a crack. The lady told me that this is not good and she adviced me not to ride with this saddle anymore. Also the two "cusions" under the saddle are not the same thickness, so that's the unbalance I feel.
I came back with this story to the owner from Renske.
There is an other lady riding Renske now, also a beginner, (I am not happy with that, but I can't say anything because Renske is not my horse.) She came a few month ago and the owner agreed on it, that she can ride Renske as well.
When she heard about the broken saddle her reaction was; "oh.... I have always rode with that saddle and I don't feel anything so it doesn't matter, for the time that I am riding Renske, it is not every day".
I told the owner that it can cause back injury for Renske, but even the owner is not lissening to me. I feel very sorry for Renske.
I can buy myself an new saddle, but then still the broken one will be used.
HELP, what can I do????