For today’s photo challenge, I opted to photograph my best cow horse EVER, Colt 45 (aka Colt, AQHA registered name River Bug Rambler) and our new saddle. We’ve had saddle fitting issues and had to finally break down and get a custom made saddle.
Nothing fancy, it’s a working saddle. But I rode him today, and when I pulled the saddle off of him, he didn’t crank his tail…I think he likes it!!! We’re ready to go day work cows now…and I can’t wait to rope the first calf come branding season!
I think my favorite thing about this photo is the snow on Colt’s nose 😉
This a bit of an artsy shot of an antique Visalia Saddle sitting on the saddle rack in the barn with some lovely afternoon sunshine. I’ve had some saddle fitting issues with my best horse. This Visalia might fit him and I have it to do some test rides.
The saddle was probably made in the 1950’s. If you read in the link above, you’ll see that fires had destroyed all of their records…such a shame.
I rode in the saddle today and it fits me great, but I’m not absolutely sure about my horse, so I’ll take him and the saddle to a friend to help me evaluate everything.
But, it’s interesting to think that this saddle was made before I was born…the stories that this saddle could tell…I would love to hear them all~