Hey guys, long story short, I have a saddle that I've just started using.
I cannot for the LIFE of me tell if it is hurting my horse.
Here are some new things I've noticed:
1-She will occasionally pull her head really low to the ground at a walk/trot.
2-When I actually get her trotting, she goes faster than normal
3 Her ears lay back- she will point them forward at moments, then they'll just resume the 'slanted backwards' position.
4- I got her cantering really well in the roundpen yesterday, she never usually is wiling to canter there.
Despite 4, days like today when I can hardly get her to trot (again, may be because of muddy arena) don't make me feel any better about the saddle fit. I just don't know.
I've heard mixed opinions about 1- is she stretching because the saddle fits, or is she stretching to avoid pressure?
It is so difficult to tell what problems are due to the crappy muddy arena (she is a baby), and what would be caused by saddle fit.