Like many of us, after the long winter, Zelda needs to get to work on her beach bod. She’s come out of the winter a little, well, zaftig. For those of you who have never heard this expression, zaftig is a yiddish word that describes a woman who has a full, rounded figure; pleasingly plump.
To be honest, Zelda never got into fighting shape last year. I never got her really fit because I was still fixing myself. She’s had most of the winter off and, while Freedom keeps himself fit (and has an enviable metabolism), Zelda (and I) have some work to do. We’re working on our steps. Today, we logged 6,856.
Now, packing on a few pounds over the winter isn’t unusual. For Zelda, the problem is not that her summer jeans don’t zip up — it’s her saddle. Right now her custom fitted saddle looks a bit like a party hat perched on her back.
Of course my first response when I looked at her saddle this spring was, “I’d better buy her another one.” Of couse, if you know me you wouldn’t be surprised, but you’d also know that I have way too many saddles already! And the good news is that I already own a Wintec pro jump saddle with an adjustable gullet. Right now it’s fitted with a red gullet, which is a Wide. It almost fits her, but it will fit even better with a White gullet (XL). So, crisis averted, no saddle needed (although I did do a cursary search for one).
Then we ran into another problem. I couldn’t find a girth long enough to fit her.
How did your horse come through the winter?