The saddle I thought fit Duncan didn't, so we tried some saddles on him and determined that a Crates saddle with the Steele Equi-fit tree would fit him. So I bought one. I don't love it, so I kept looking. Meanwhile, I sold my good saddle. It was kind of hard to see it go, but John and I agreed that it was a good idea because it's so heavy and it's not a good trail saddle because the fenders are not free-swinging, especially forward. And since it was worth so much, we could pay for another month of training and a good saddle for either Duncan or Scout. The Crates fits Scout really well. I'm still on the fence about the fit for Duncan.
Fast forward a bit to Scout modelling a friend's Orthoflex saddle. It's not a good fit for me, but it was fun to play with.
Duncan and I had a kind of iffy ride the day after I brought him home, but then the next day we had a great ride. Still in the round pen. He eventually relaxed and started to reconnect with me instead of trying to respond while trying to keep an emotional distance. I took a video of our whole session and actually watched the whole 33 minute length without getting bored. I should do that more often to keep myself improving.
Here's Duncan in the Crates saddle and my smallest breast collar I had to dig out of a box. I don't like where the breast collar dees are on this saddle. It makes for a weird fit even on big ol' Scout.
Also, I've hired a lawyer to sue my insurance company for payment on my uninsured motorist policy from when I was hit in April. Apparently State Farm is the worst when it comes to getting a payment. So. We'll see how that goes. Meanwhile, I'm going to get some more treatment and diagnostics for continuing brain and body issues. It feels good to be working toward a solution instead of procrastinating and worrying that I'll never be the same again. Should have done this sooner!