Getting Saddle Off the Withers

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  • Part of the saddle that sits on the withers
  • Saddle rubs horses withers what can i do

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    06-06-2010, 07:27 PM
Getting Saddle Off the Withers

My saddle sits really low on Jerry's withers... What can I do to get it up off his back?
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    06-06-2010, 07:34 PM
Green Broke
It sounds to me like the tree on your saddle is too wide for your horse. You might be able to fix it with thicker pads, but it's really only a "band aid" and you might want to think about a saddle with a narrower tree.
    06-06-2010, 07:43 PM
My old saddle on Molly did that, and it can be really bad and rub the withers bare, and restricts your horses movement (Very uncomfortable!). A wintec front riser pad should do. (for now)
You should ideally be able to see 2 and a half to 3 fingers clearance above the wither and saddle, he obviously needs a narrower gullet.
    06-06-2010, 07:44 PM
Pictures would be good, to !
    06-06-2010, 08:54 PM
Have to agree with Cinny. A thicker pad or adding another pad would be a quick fix for the time being but whatever you do, you need to do it quick. It is really easy to get a horse sore on his withers and when you do, it takes forever to heal up. I have a customer horse that I am having to do that with right now. He is tall and lanky and built like a TB and my saddle is too wide for him. However, I have a 3/4 inch felt pad on top of my fleece backed work pad and, while that won't correct an ill-fitting saddle, it does allow me to keep working him without fear of him getting any more sore than necessary.

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