Originally Posted by RoyalsRebel
Hill work will really help her out and trail rides are great for conditioning! :) If you're worried about her shoulder being inhibited reach down and sneak your hand in under the front side panel and leave it there as you walk and trot. If it hurts your hand then it is probably inhibiting her movement. I think you could sneak the saddle back an inch or two if you had to to help that if it does. If it doesn't hurt your hand then it's fine! :)
I haven't stuck my hand in under te fron panel while ridding, but I have before mounting and it feels tight to me; I have to really push to get my hand under. It looks like I'll be saving my pennies for a custom saddle or at least a consultation from a saddle fitter.
Ps I just looked at your other thread with the pictures you posted and must say that the two of you make a lovely pair, you both look like you enjoy ridding together! Very nice.