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post #11 of 17 Old 09-23-2012, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks! :)

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post #12 of 17 Old 09-23-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Whoo ok!
Fitted the saddles this morning, you guys where right! :)
I have semi-quarter horse bars, but he's grown the the point where he needs full Q bars. I'm selling my saddles now (both the western and english) and I'm going to get ones that fit. When I fitted them this morning (I read online about fit and watched some videos) I saw that the saddles put quite a bit of pressure on exactly the spot where it was turning white! I'm so glad I caught this when I did, and asked about it! I had no idea what it was from, but now it won't cause problems down the road and I've learned something to look out for in the future. :)
Guess I'll be riding bareback for a while! :p
Thank you all for your help!!

P.S. Anyone want some saddles? :~)

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post #13 of 17 Old 09-23-2012, 09:44 PM
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You're welcome. Good on you for asking before it became a problem and you end up with a very crabby horse. Luckily, they're still pretty unnoticeable. I don't find solid white pinch spots rather unattractive, mostly due to how they got there and how easily it is prevented.
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-24-2012, 07:51 AM
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my horse has a couple of those he 25 and doesn't seem to be bothered by them
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-25-2012, 10:02 AM
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Ride your horse again get him sweated up then pull the saddle. See if the areas where the white spots are showing up are dry ??
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post #16 of 17 Old 09-25-2012, 10:49 AM
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That looks like a bad saddle fit.

My own mare has spots on both sides of her withers, worse than that, from an ill saddle fit from me using a synthetic saddle on her during her pregnancy. The saddle stretched out and gave her nerve damage, thus the white hairs.

I'd check your saddle-fit, just to be on the safe side.

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post #17 of 17 Old 09-25-2012, 11:35 AM
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It does take a bit of time for hair to regrow. The hair isn't going to instantly turn white after you've taken the saddle off.

Ride him with the saddle again until he sweats a good bit. Then check those spots; most likely, they will be dry, meaning a lack of blood flow like I already said.
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