Originally Posted by BriLeigh
I am getting a new saddle in 2 or 3 months, but until then I need to do something to make it better. And...just because you had one like it doesn't mean mine is the same. But yes...I am getting a new one they just require money.
I am thinking about these 2 pads:
I have to get something with a raised back...but these seem like they will give a little bit of relief in the mean time while I still have to use this saddle. What do you think?
Also, it was my disqualification from a dressage day because of this saddle that bought my attention to the issues with them. It was about 11 years ago and on tack check before my event I was informed that my saddle was by no means suitable for my horse. On querying this she explained that the pommel is very low and puts undue pressure on the withers. The tree is very narrow and applies pressure to sensitive areas on the back. Its a hard, non conforming saddle. Since using a newer, better saddle I have really understood what she was talking about because it makes such a huge difference
But yes, a raiser or even a gel pad would help you a bunch until you can get your new saddle
P.s. I keep thinking about this and keep having to come back and edit lol anyhoo, another thing I noticed that maybe exacerbating the problem is that at the moment, she/he seems to be lacking much topline muscle. This makes this kind of saddle an even poorer fit therefore extra rubbing and pressure on the wither area