Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
NO. This does NOTHING to lift the front of your saddle up off of your horses shoulders nor your horses withers. With the use of this pad, it will not change how your saddle lays on your horses back nor will it change the pressure from your bodies weight while in the saddle, compressing on your horses withers and shoulders.
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This pad will do nothing but raise your cantle up, creating an even more unbalanced saddle on your horses back, which will create even more pressure on your horses shoulders and withers.
You need to get a 1/2 pad that has correctional abilities to is *as to how far these abilities are...that's a whole other discussion* where you can add shims and take away shims to accomodate your horses back shape, to accomodate how your saddle lays/rests while in use, on your horses back.
You need a pad where you can add shims in the pockets of your horses shoulders so that the pad will lift the front of your saddle up and off of the parts that the saddle is putting pressure on. BUT when you do that, remember that this also changes how the rest of your saddle lays on your horses back.
The next time you buy a saddle, hire a professional saddle maker/fitter to help you.