Tuesday, 15 November 2011

My Surcingle Is Back Home!

When my saddler came out in August, I gave him my side saddle surcingle to fix as the cinch loop had ripped off over the years and also the stirrup D-ring needed replacing as well.

Well today it came back and looks lovely! Don't know how much riding I'll do in it but at least it's back home in my collection. My saddler wasn't able to replace the stirrup leather D-ring as the surcingle leather is fragile and couldn't take any more bulk put inside without tearing when being sewn back. It don't matter as I can always hang the stirrup leather off of the cinch ring. It's not as if I'm going to be trotting or cantering around in it and I have my big thick felt Western pad to go under it too.



Roger also looked at my saddle and he saw that it was tipping to the left a bit. He also said that there was a void underneath the nearside panel near the withers where the flocking had packed down so he took it away and is going to fix that for Hattie! Yay, we are getting somewhere!

8 comments:

  1. Such a neat thing to have in your collection!

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  2. It is! I want to get a little stand for it so I can put it here in the corner next to the computer.

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  3. Wow! I have never even seen one of those except in pictures.

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  4. Well Julie, if you ever get to come to England, you can have a sit on Hattie and try it out!

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    Blogger still won't allow me to comment ont your blog with my account name :(

    ~SmartAlex

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  6. So sorry to hear you are not feeling the best. I just scoffed rather a lot of chocolates, so reading your comment about Homer Simpson's diet made me feel horribly guilty. I get puffed if my instructor makes me trot for too long. Time for some serious fitness building, I think. Best wishes with the healthy diet. I call it my monkey food diet (well gorilla food- as we should really be eating more like apes eat naturally). XXX

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  7. Thought maybe you'd want to see this. A little ways down on the page is Kostolany in side saddle at the age of 21 :)

    http://www.gestuet-haemelschenburg.de/html/e_ikost.html

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