Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: devon United kingdom.
• Horses: 0
I am a saddle fitter, and realised over last 5 of my 45 yrs experience that these hollows are atrophy caused by wide saddles putting all weight to front of horse. (common in racehorses BUT NO should not be like this!) Basically squashing lifebloood out of the muscles, weakening and causing them to wither and die. Therefore a correct size saddle will never fit because it will drop into these hollows. But at last a company has produced a gel wither pad! with HOLES that restore these damaged parts. First rule of saddle fit is that it should be level , ridden in walk pommel to cantle to assure horse carries weight balanced over 4 legs. Get one of these pads, then pad up gel next to skin and make level when riden and take your horse gently into buildup work> stretching all new muscles to carry you, and moving correctly. I can guarrantee from what I have seen in my fittings that you will have a very differrent horse in 10 months (recovery depends on level/ how often /age horse /weight rider) take month by month pictures) I expect you will get a wow factor from first ride.
Last edited by Mike_Admin; 07-14-2011 at 02:43 PM.