Ok, I've never had this problem so Im not quite sure what to think. I have a down hill gelding.
I just bought a new saddle, This is the 3rd time I rode my gelding in it and he was sweaty enough to see that the saddle left two dry spots right behind his withers. My heart sank. The thing I do know is that this saddle is bridging on him putting preassure on his withers and loins. I know because I used a very thin brand new white saddle pad and it was clean except the shoulders and the cantle area.
I ordered a Ride and Lite Orthopedic Pad to help build up the bars to even out the contact of the saddle. I havent received it yet....should be here tomorrow.
The saddle is a FQHB Showman saddle. 16in
Now my question is since the saddle is bridging can this be the reason for the dry spots?
If not, is there anyway to help eliminate them without buying a new saddle? Only because now I can't return the saddle, the saddle fitters in Massachusetts are primarily english and there are no western tack shops to take him to. UgH!!! Please tell me there is a way!!