In cleaning out my spare bedroom in anticipation of company coming next week, my very first ‘nice’ saddle has been withering away in there for a really long time!
It’s an old prix de saute, the height of fashion in the late 80’s, lol. I have not taken good care of it, though I thought keeping it tucked in that room’s closet would be fine. It turns out it is horribly mildewed and gross. It’s teeny tiny (cause hey, it was from long ago when I was not a middle aged chick with a middle aged body) and will not ever be used again.
I think I’m going to just throw it away - is this sacrilege? Or is it worth saving?? I barely have time to keep my current saddles (2 dressage saddles and 1 jumping saddle) spiffed up so am I really going to devote hours to cleaning this old antique?
I remember when I got it as a surprise for Christmas - my folks insisted I go feed the horses early and when I went to the barn, there it sat in the barn aisle, all shiny and new. Best Christmas ever!!! I never expected a new saddle.
So you see why I feel bad throwing it away…