Originally Posted by Girl girly
But the thing is I have told her the saddle does not fit right and she said it was fine. This was when I first start riding the pony. And I talk to someone that was riding her before me and all saddle fit her really bad
Here's a few links on how to identify if the saddle is fitting properly or not, and what damage an ill fitting saddle can do not only to the horse, but the danger to the rider of a horse that misbehaves because the saddle is causing them pain. http://www.bcctra.ca/AAEP_submission.pdf http://www.sarahlinton.com/saddlefit/signs.html
For 6 months my "saddle fitter" (she also sold me the saddle) told me my saddle was fine, for 6 months I told her no its isn't, it was slipping to the right and popping forward.. I found another saddle fitter who re-fit my saddle and all was fine. I sold that saddle...and bought a Schleese dressage saddle, that fits me and my mare to perfection.
Not all saddles are created equal, cheaper is not better imo. What type of saddle is it? And can you get another saddle fitter out to re-fit that saddle? I understand its not your horse, but if you can spend $$ on lessons, why not spend some of those lesson $$ on a saddle that fits well. The horse will work better for you and will mover better for you with it fitting properly.