It's time to invest in a half pad!
Rosie has been off work for the past few weeks as she dropped a lot of weight at a show as a result of internal stress. Just lately she's been started up again, but she's much more resistant to trot and canter, in addition to tail wringing and dropping her back. She shows no back pain when being groomed, only when ridden. She did not show any of this prior or during to the show. All her tack fits her.
Both my coach/BO/past owner of Rosie and I think that her back is getting sensitive and that the saddle is putting too much pressure on her back, and that she needs a little extra cushion underneath to give her some more comfort. For the time being, I'll just use a western pad underneath, although I would greatly prefer to invest in a half pad.
I've done some research and my two current choices that I am easily able to get a hold of are fleece/sheepskin and ThinLine. Which would you recommend?
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