But when contemplating taking both Hudson and Starlight out on a ride together, I had a problem. What saddle to put on Hudson? I have three possibilities in my collection of used saddles, and one was the Abetta endurance with a hoop/Arabian tree.
As a test, I put it on her and rode in it. I have never been keen on it, but now I'm sure it's the most God-awful uncomfortable thing I ever sat on. It feels like I'm riding on a square block of wood, somewhere high above her back. It bruises my thighs and I cannot get my balance in it. Hudson, oddly enough, did not seem to mind it, except I think she thought there might be something wrong with me, flopping around up there like that.
With that appealing description, the Abetta is now for sale at a bargain price. If I didn't describe the way the it feels well enough, the photos should do the rest.
|How she looked before the ride. Yeah, I was skeptical, too.|
|How I felt during the ride. Except I wasn't smiling.|