I may or may not have....

 been squirreling away nickels and dimes and secretly putting money on a jumping saddle for the past 8 months...

and just finally paid it off :D

We took on on a test drive.  It fits Tesla like a glove.

She goes very well in it, and I can feel her starting to reach her back up under it.

A moment of fancy!

But for me, it is gonna take some getting used to!!!

It rides like a giant pillow (so everything feels muffled) and it is a bit of a bouncy house, I have a hard time keeping my butt in the saddle!

Boing! but pony stepping under herself well

From what I've read online, these saddles are love or hate on the horse end, but I think for now, the muffled seat effect is just what this sensitive girl needs....at least until I can whisper with my seat bones...

and that means TWICE as much work for me!

So what's a girl to do to keep her wits in a bouncy castle??

Definitely started up a Pilates routine, to increase my core strength....

Any other advice?