I've only used this saddle twice. Once in a show and then again for a lead line class. I haven't pulled it out since maybe July? It's a 17 inch Bates Next Generation. I currently have the extra-wide gullet in it. This gullet appears to fit well at the withers but then has a little room at the shoulders until you cinch the girth.
When I put it on yesterday he was fine until I went to put the girth on. He pinned his ears and moved away. Now he was in a crappy mood anyway and I'm thinking because he did this BEFORE I even pulled the girth under his belly that maybe it's just brattiness.
I know these arent the best pix and I'll get better ones this week. But I wanted to see what you guys thought at a quick glance. I also wanted to know if there is an orthopedic pad that I can buy? I have a thinline half pad but I was wondering if there was an orthopedic type deal.
My last 2 english saddles were too narrow so he may just be gunshy of the english saddle. I have had Chiro work done on him and will do so again next month but he's fine and not in pain.