thanks luvs2ride... I can fit three fingers behind... and two and a bit in front. I don't have the $$ to get a hard to find 19" saddle here in NZ... it's hard enough to find an 18" in my financial market.
This mare cannot be lunged, but she does go for hand walks. I have ridden in one of these saddles many times and its the best I have found to work with my current injury. I rode in it today and felt very comfortable.
Her diet contains an overeaten paddock, and hay. She is currently not getting any hard feed/grain.
I'm not even sure we have Duett's in NZ, but I thank you for your help and advice. I will be keeping everything I've learnt from this thread in mind, and will continue in keeping with the plan and watching how we go. Hopefully once she's lost weight, we'll be a little more fortunate :)
EDIT: Thank you for the picture and help, I'm going to look into treeless as soon as the bank account looks healthy again ^_^
♥ Seoul Searchin' for the Lovebug ♥
Last edited by ohmyitschelle; 04-12-2011 at 08:55 AM.