I've been conditioning a backup horse for a CTR next weekend. I've been primarily riding bareback (because bareback is fun), but I worked her in my saddle --a wintec AP-- not long ago. Wintecs are famous for not fitting horses with backs that aren't perfectly straight... And this saddle doesn't fit my backup mare. It causes dry pressure point marks on either sides of the withers when the rest of her back is uniformly sweaty.
It hasn't caused any soreness YET (and I've been riding her in it whenever I use a saddle), but when I ride 40 miles in a saddle that doesn't fit...
What am I suppose to do? I have only one saddle. I can't get a new one... Is there any way I can make the saddle fit better?
If all else fails, I could borrow a Collegiate from a friend... If I beg and plead and cry.