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post #1 of 8 Old 07-05-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Muscle or fat built up where the saddle pad/saddle sit

Has anyone ever seen this.. My 9 year old mare has a layer of either muscle or fat all along where her saddle and pad sits. Its the shape of her pad. Its not sore or anything. She has had this for a couple years. {I have had a hard time finding a saddle to fit her. I have finally found a nice Big Horn with Sil Cush Tech and its a perfect fit.} I just can't find an answer to this unusal "padding" she has in the saddle area. Even had the Chiropractors/ masseuse out to look at her. {Big waste of money there!} Anyway, Any ideas would be so appreciated!!! Thankyou.... PS... She is a Peruvian Horse...If that helps.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-07-2011, 08:32 AM
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Your horse could be what is called "mutton withered". It is fat deposits at the withers making that area wide and flat with little or no definition of the withers. The term "mutton withered" comes from the conformation of a sheeps back and wither area. It does make for difficult saddle fitting. At one time we had a mare here who had fat deposits in the saddle area and at her tail head. She wasn't all that overweight just predisposed to having those fatty padding areas.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-07-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thankyou Candandy for your reply.... No, she is not Mutton Withered... In fact has a nice wither. This fat or muscling is positioned further back and in the shape of her saddle pad starting behind the shoulder. I have only seen one other horse with this unusal "Padding"... I believe it came from her first saddle that did not fit her and this is some sort of protection from that saddle. I am hoping it will disapear now that her new saddle fits her. Thankyou again for your reply. Best regards,... Deej
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Maybe narrowing the saddle fitting down to your horse being a Peruvian Paso in conformation might help. I am very familiar with a Peruvian Paso mare owned by a friend of mine. Brisa, the PP I know has a rather thick body conformation. Gosh, I wish I could be of more help.

Brisa, the PP I know is a sweetheart, but a handful for her senior aged owner. Brisa's owner has hired a younger girl to ride Brisa on an every other day schedule. The hired rider takes Brisa on hours long rides and still can not wear or tire her out. She goes out pounding and comes back pounding the gait.
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You have been plenty of help, Candandy..... Its just nice to be able to talk about this with someone... Yep! Ya got to love that wonderful on going gait of the Peruvian Horse. {PH... Btw,.. The Peruvian Horse Asscociation has dropped the word Paso from the name of Peruvian Horses. We were tired of explaining the difference between the Paso Fino and Peruvian Paso. Sooo We have been referring to them as the "Peruvian Horse".. Believe it or not, many people think that they are one and the same.... They are as different as a Quarter Horse and an Arab.. Anyway, thanks again for your input! I appreciate it so very much!!!
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I have known for years that the Peruvian Paso and Paso Fino were two different breeds and from different origins. So it is a good move to refer to Peruvians minus the paso. One of the differences most notable in the gaits of the Peruvian vs Paso is that the Peruvian paddles/wings in gait while the Paso has no paddling/winging. I have seen the gaiting of a Paso Fino also.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-09-2011, 09:22 AM
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We had a spotted saddle that did that and found out that it was an allergic reaction to what the saddle pad was made of. In our case the way they made the neoprene. We bought a better made pad and he never had it again.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-09-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Macslady,.... I had wondered that myself at first but have used wool, neoprene, cotton and felt. I suspect it has something to do with her earlier saddle fit and she built this muscle or fat or wahtever it is as a defence against the ill fitting saddle. I just don't know... Thanks for the input though!!!
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