Originally Posted by Celeste
Unless he puts on a lot of weight, you are going to have severe bridging if you use a western saddle. He is going to get back sore at the withers and toward the back of the saddle. All you will need to solve this problem is an antibridging pad
. Back pain could cause him to buck. This pad should be the answer.
Do you think an english saddle would be easier to fit him for?
I'll look into getting a pad like that. He has been putting on some weight now, but not so much on his back yet... My other gelding had trouble getting back muscle...he gained muscle in his back after I started riding him more. He hasn't had a problem with my saddle.
I can get pictures of this guy with my saddle on if it would help.. Posted via Mobile Device