Thanks for the input. I'm so glad I found this forum! My reasoning for using a half pad is about cushioning--if the saddle were strapped to my back, I think it would feel more comfortable with a comfy pad underneath...weight-distribution... But I'm definitely trying to understand the reason behind Mojo's obvious sensitivity in the back area. Opinions here about the saddle all seem to think it is a good fit--plenty of clearance in the gullet, evan sweat pattern on the pad, etc--wish I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt! I'm light in weight and have a decent seat, so I don't think that is it. He's ridden lightly to moderately about four times a week. I'm leaning towards a fleece pad--maybe I can borrow to try it out first... Not to highjack my own thread, but any suggestions on how to truly know what is causing the sensitive back and sides? (No problems with soundness.)
Last edited by mojo7777; 11-09-2008 at 05:25 PM.