I received my current saddle, Billy Cook Trail Saddle 10-1536 on Feb. 5 and have found it to be comfortable. Red has never acted like it bothered him at all. Never had any rub marks or soreness. Last Wednesday I thought he had some dirt on him but it didn't rub off. It was white-ish colored hairs on his back and I noticed they were on the the other side too. I nearly had a cow. I have been trail riding for the last 3 weekends, going up and down hills, etc. Before it had been riding in flat areas.
I was told to get Red another wool pad to go under my saddle blanket. My current saddle pad is a SMx Air Ride
The purple one. I went to the store today and spoke to the lady about purchasing another pad and I told her what the problem was and she said she thinks the saddle doesn't fit him. I called the Horse Saddle Shop and asked what size bars (I could have swore I was told when I bought this saddle at Teskeys that it was full quarter horse bars) this saddle had and he told me Regular Bars. UGH.
Red has kind of high withers...he is a registered QH but he looks like an appendix! If I need a new saddle I will be purchasing one immediately but I don't want to hop up and buy one if this isn't the problem! Thoughts or recommendations appreciated! Does anyone have this saddle?