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post #1 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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DRY patches where my saddle is.

Hi I have a Quarter Horse that looks more like an appendix. I have a Billy Cook Barrel Saddle. The saddle fit him when I first bought him but since then he has put muscle on. The saddle is now leaving dry spots where the tree is. They arent small and they are consistent. Anything to be worried about?
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:07 PM
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Yes. Your saddle doesn't fit any longer, and could cause problems for your horse.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:25 PM
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ITA with SR - the saddle may have fit great as he was, but he has now changed shape and needs a new saddle for his new shape. I would suggest employing a saddle fitter to evaluate just how much of a misfit you have now and advise as to how best to proceed.
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:35 PM
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it means that's where the pressure points are where the saddle is pushing on his back. I now hesitate to say it doesnt fit, because I learned that some horses prefer a saddle that is too narrow. My mare is one of them, she rides in a narrow tree, but traces a solid medium. She will not go in anything but a narrow, literally bucking and kicking out if I even try a medium/narrow.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:36 PM
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I have some pants that fit me great --- three years ago --- and now that I've put on some more, um, muscle (yeah, that's what we're going to call it, muscle) I'd be in serious pain if I had to wear them today...........
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Understandable that it isnt the world's greatest fit but he seems fine with it. In no pain isnt sore on his back. I know that if there are smaller dry spots that that's something to be more concerned about but it is dry along his spine and tops of his whithers equal on both sides.
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 01:52 PM
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Do you mean dry, as in "the horse is sweaty but this area is not wet and sweaty" or do you mean "dry skin condition with hair loss?"

If the horse has not behaviorly changed, maybe you should look at possibility of a fungus on the blanket? Or whether there is a rub going on that is causing a dermatitis issue?

Is your tree a full or partial quarter horse tree?
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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No he doesnt have any fungus dry as in sweat dry. And full Quarter Horse Bars
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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Does your horse have high withers?
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 02:04 PM
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I have a thoroughbred and I ride western. He needs a narrow tree because of his high withers. Full qh bars would sit on his high withers and hurt his back.
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