Option 2: I pretend new saddles aren't a thing and do my dressage lessons and flat rides in my jump saddle without stirrups.
And.... week one of no stirrups is in the books. This will make me a better rider, right?
I am poor enough and hate saddle shopping enough that I'm perfectly happy to compromise and have my stirrups taken away. It almost feels like I'm paying my dues for having my old jump saddle fit Bridget perfectly from day 1 with only the normal maintenance.
|Considering a used Stubben roxane dressage...would likely work for us both based on current saddle, also it's not super pricey. An option, but I'm worried about buying something online with even a small possibility it won't work at all in real life.|
Longer term, I realize I do need to save my pennies and buy something. My coach is not at all forcing the issue, and won't be embarrassed if I roll into a dressage show in jump tack...after all, we all know tack is the least of my worries come dressage test time. But I do see her point, life is easier with well fitted equipment suited to the job at hand, and I'm all for making life easier.
Sadly, for now i just cant get past the part where saddle shopping makes life very painful and expensive in the short term. Help me. I'm not ready.