I have two butet saddles, one New with double leather and one old “normal” butet I also have one Cwd, but it is for sale, the CWD I got together with a horse that I bought.
Why I use BUTET, it is because I feel very comfortable in the saddle, it allowes me to keep my own balance and does not have to much support that forces me to sit like this or like that. I am basically “free” in the saddle!
But the most important thing is that it has a light weight and that I have one model/size that fit almost all horses I have! Or I have one wider, and one less wide! So I can always make it work with putting a pad or not!
There are the pads I use:
I have sewed the top one (beige) on top of the one under (black) to make it extra thick and shock absorbing!
So these two pads sewed together I put first on the horse back, and then I put a saddle pad! I am not sponsored by equiline, but the equiline octagon is my favorite saddle pad! It has the perfect fit, and I can cut of the one strap up there and just use the strap for the girt, and it always stays in the perfect position!
After that if the horse needs I put this pad: Acton Backpad! (I always use it on the old butet, since the saddle is old and not so “soft” anymore)
Duc always uses the new Butet with this pad on top of the saddle pad:
Stirrups I use the freejump! I actually just bought a new pair, a red pair! These we will ONLY use at shows, because I have heard that they can brake, and the once I use everyday can be worn out, or maybe handled ruff’ly and I want to be sure that the stirrups I use at shows are in perfect condition
When it comes to girts I always ride with a jumping girth! Because it divides the pressure on the belly better! I also JUST want these kind of attachment for the martinggal/breastplates, I do NOT trust the carbine hook, for two reasons: 1. If the horse gets stuck in the martingal it might not “eject”, 2. It can get rusty and difficult to use
I want one of these two systems:
This is one of my girths, it is from Equipe with a removable sheep skin from LeMieux
This system with the carbine hook I do not like
Before I check out from here today, I just give you a short update on what we have done!
Me and Francois staid a looong time in bed this morning cause we got home late from skins b-day party last night
My outfit, since I was going Gucci all day yesterday I continued with this white Gucci dress, shoes and bag
From the party
So after waking up I went excersising up the mouintain🏃♀️ Then riding Rode all the horses in the forest today since they jumped yesterday! That is pretty much it, now I am hanging out on the sofa with Francois❤ the love of my life
Picture from one of our skiing trips
Btw, check out this one