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    12-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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Weanling
saddle causing pressure points

I have a charlie baker hand crafted western saddle, it fits me and is comfortable however this fall I've realized it is causing pressure points as winter coat comes in she is getting white spots....i ride with a blanket and pad both r good quality, not gel though...when I took everything down to the feed store ofcourse they say aw you need a differnt saddle...do I or just different pad?? I took pics of spots...r they from being sored or just pressure points???

I was told she is just short backed and my saddle is to long, they would like me to buy lght wght trail saddle can't recall brand but not sure if it will help...any input???
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    12-01-2011, 07:58 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Sored & pressure points are kind of one & the same. The pic#1 sure looks like it's from a too tight saddle. Sorry but you probably need a different saddle.
Cute mare.
     
    12-01-2011, 09:06 PM
  #3
Trained
Looks to me like it is a too WIDE saddle, which is putting all its weight on the top end of the bars. A too narrow saddle ought to dig in to her at the lower end.

"Width
    1. If the saddle is too narrow, there will be contact at the bottom of the bar and not at the top.
    2. If the saddle is too wide, there will be contact at the top of the bar and not at the bottom."



Western Saddle Fitting and Different Tree Sizes

The site I linked to has templates that might help you figure out the problem.
     
    12-01-2011, 09:37 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
However, I only see an area that shows either too much pressure OR rubbing on her right wither. I don't really see a correscponding one on her left side. Odd, huh. Maybe the saddle tree is not straight. I might have it looked at by another saddle person to be sure the tree is straight. It never suffered any trauma that could have broken it? I mean that is not likely. But the marks are not even.
Take a look at her back, from directly behind her and a bit above her to see if her back is even or if the unevenness is in HER body. Make sure she is squared up before you guage her body.
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    12-01-2011, 09:38 PM
  #5
Weanling
Bsms: I printed them out ;) when the sun is up lol ill run out and measure her...thanx that site is helpfull
     

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