Saddle up - Part 1

Dressage Mom Archive on September 5, 2007, 14:55

"Um, hey dad, can I ask you something?"

"Sure, what is it?"

"Can I please take $250 out of my savings account to buy a saddle?"

This was me at 19 years old, finally getting the nerve to ask my dad for money for my first saddle. I'd been riding for years, but never had my own saddle. I hadn't really needed one, since every horse I rode had a saddle already. However I found myself in a situation where I needed a saddle. Not wanted (although I did want one) but needed.