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    05-13-2013, 10:48 AM
  #1
Foal
Saddle Sore

Mine and my wifes horse both got a saddle sore about 3/4 away from there withers to there butt about where my butt sits in the saddle I have tried doubling up on the saddle pad with a blanket I don't understand what is causing this any suggestions???????
     
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    05-13-2013, 11:16 AM
  #2
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Have their saddles been properly fitted by a professional or at least a very experienced horseperson? If the saddles are too narrow, no padding will make them fit, and any horse has to have their saddles fitted individually, like we get individually fitting shoes. There are too many variables to guess the reason, why exactly your horses are getting sores, so for now I'd suggest you stop riding them and treat their backs, until they are healed (might need a chiro coming out to check their backs, too!), and then get a fitter and be ready to look for new saddles.
     
    05-13-2013, 12:00 PM
  #3
Yearling
Double check your saddle pads for wrinkles when you put them on too. They can pinch and cause trouble when the wrinkle up under the saddle.
     
    05-13-2013, 12:21 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
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The represented Horse in the attached Pic, needs a Regular QH Bar.
No amount of padding or blankets will correct the improper angle of the Bars in the Tree. See hoe the semi and full are not at the proper angle.

Of course there is more to it, but the Pic will give an idea of the Main thing to look for.

The second thing could be the rock of the bars along the Horse Back, causing Bridging, ie.. the bars do not make proper and full contact from front to back of the bar on the horses back




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    05-13-2013, 12:27 PM
  #5
Yearling
It is odd that both your horses are having the same problem.
Are both saddles the same brand and model?
     
    05-13-2013, 01:12 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Can you post pics of the horses with their saddles on them? Could be bad placement, wrong saddle setup, you could be riding like a sack of potatoes bouncing up and down on their backs. Just too many variables to consider without pics of saddles, horses and riders riding.. I am not trying to be mean, just stating how hard it is to give accurate suggestions other than what has been given without more detailed info.

Hopefully you get it figured out before it gets any worse...Good luck.
     
    05-14-2013, 06:07 AM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by Roadyy    
Can you post pics of the horses with their saddles on them? Could be bad placement, wrong saddle setup, you could be riding like a sack of potatoes bouncing up and down on their backs. Just too many variables to consider without pics of saddles, horses and riders riding.. I am not trying to be mean, just stating how hard it is to give accurate suggestions other than what has been given without more detailed info.

Hopefully you get it figured out before it gets any worse...Good luck.
Yes I can I will post some pics this week. The saddles are different brands also. Thank you everyone
     

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