Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Finding a good used saddle has been my latest venture.  I found a few online and talked a lady in bring one to me so that I could check it out.  I looked at the saddle and thought... this looks like a nice saddle.  But since I don't know anything about saddles I decided I needed someone to help me.  The nice lady let me borrow the saddle and took it over to Uncle Gary's for inspection.  Not the reaction I was expecting but I got not only and NO but and heck NO.  He took one look at the saddle and told me it was no good.  I took it back to the lady and told her no thanks.  So on with the saddle hunt.  I went to Southern Utah for the weekend and found a man that had seven saddles for sale.  On my way home I stopped to check out his saddles.  Charlie was a super nice guy that is moving to South America and needs to get rid of his horses and their gear.  I told Charlie I didn't know anything about saddles and we took a look at all the saddles he had for sale.  I also got a tour of his property, horses, corrals and had a nice visit with him.  I ended up buying 2 saddles, 2 saddle blankets, 2 bridles and reins.  I think I did good.  Hopefully Shana approves when I show her tonight.  I will tell you tonight weather Charlie is really a nice guy or a guy who ripped me off because I don't know the first thing about saddles.