I had a crupper ring added to the dressage saddle in mid-April. Leather sewn and screwed into the saddle. It held for Mount Diablo, and I was starting to be really impressed with my setup: very little forward-back slipping and thus minimal extra sweatmarks behind the saddle. Yay!
Coming home, Fetti spooked, really tucked her butt under, and leaped forward/sideways. I stuck it, no problem. (Yay!) I hopped off right after, and a minute later it was pointed out to me that the crupper was no longer attached.
|Not what you want your saddle's crupper ring attachment to look like.|
- I replaced the crupper ring attachment twice on the Eurolight: once locally, then sent it to Texas for a second fix.
- I tore up the panels on this saddle using a leather crupper T.
- Now the leather snapped not even a month after getting the ring installed. Damn.
Saddle shopping just moved way up on the priority list. It could be worse: I currently have three saddles that fit the horse, even if the two with working crupper rings don't put the rider in a good position. This is an excellent example of why I feel compelled to keep two saddles if they still fit..