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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Elan Side Saddle

Got it! It fits well and after a few adjustments as far as saddle pads goes it is quite stable now. It is a smidgen too small for me, but it works. I have had to add a queen to the upright head as well as my thigh was not comfortable against it. I have ridden it trail riding twice now with not much drama. I did have to use a breastplate the second time as it slid back considerably going uphill. I also have since removed the overgirth that holds the flaps down, with it on I could not tighten my girth from the saddle. I simply cut the stitching holding it on so it could be reattached later if need be. Sorry for the bad pics, they were taken with my phone. The Cashel pad pictured is for sale, it didn't work for us. I will take $55 for it plus $15 shipping.

Oh, and she is NOT tied by her reins, they are simply draped over one of the bars on the trailer.


  1. YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! So excited for you. Let me know how it is going!

  2. What kind of bridle is that? I saw a similar halter once, and now that I think about it, it had rings on the cheekpeices where you could attach a bit in the halter/bridle combo style...but I've never seen anything like it in any catalogs or other pictures before...

  3. I made the bridle from an extended barco Aussie bridle with the added face piece. It is a one of a kind!

  4. I'm also going to comment on how cool the bridle is!