My show pads won't fit my new saddles since they barely fit my old one which was tiny. And I DO plan to show this year, even if it's just some local one days. Also, my shipping wraps are all at minimum 20 years old. So Wilkers got all my money. They make hunter pads specifically for different saddle brands, so I know they will fit my saddles perfectly. For the wraps, I opted for tan pillow wraps for two reasons. First, they'll hide the poo stains better than white. And second is the obvious one... My farm colors are hunter and tan! I like that Wilker's has color options besides the normal navy, black, or white.
And the last big purchase... it's a doozy. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a used saddle exactly like Pammon's but in Eros' width and of course the same day I lose my job, the saddles pops up. They will take one of my current ones in trade, which makes the money exchange on my end pretty minimal, so it's not as irresponsible as it sounds. It's coming Thursday for a trial, so hopefully it fits us both. It has almost the same specs as Pammon's except for the wider tree, but also, the seat is a bit more narrow. I'm not sure if I'll notice, but hopefully it's fine. Time will tell. I guess worst case, it's not fine and I don't have to buy it? If it does work though, I'll officially be DONE looking at saddles until the day I get a new horse. Which I have zero plans for the foreseeable future. Three is plenty!
I had hoped to get a fun new pair of Celeris this spring, but with the saddle and the job situation, that will have to wait a bit. I have a ton of stuff I've weeded through and need to sell though... so maybe if that all goes I can bump that up to sooner. I already know what I want... so um... once I list it, please buy my stuff!