So, I have a very very nice dressage saddle. An Albion Legend 5000 (http://www.transitionsdressage.com/i...itsysaddle.jpg) that I absolutely love. I haven't used it since I competed my retired horse back in 2005 because at the time, I didn't have another horse who it remotely fit. Uma (my draft cross) is WAY too wide for it so it sat in my trailer except for the occasional rides on my old girl.
This summer, I brought it out again to try it on my then-new horse Demi. She hated it. So, again it sat until today...
I tried the saddle on without the extra Roma pad (http://www.horsetackinternational.co...half%20pad.bmp) and rode in it for the first time in months. She didn't mind it for once! I am wondering if the fit is now right because I didn't use the pad. I can fit two and 1/2 fingers between the pommel and her withers when I am not on her. I can look through the back of the saddle and see a reasonable amount of light. When I am on her, I can fit one and a half fingers and I can still see light down her back. The sweat marks look correct. Is this saddle fitting correctly?
I will try to get pics maybe tomorrow.