Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Wow! I can see why you're having trouble! I agree with the others that this is going to have to be a two step process to get him building topline and then finding a saddle that will fit him down the road. In the meantime, I agree with the suggestions on lunging him and using corrective pads. I don't know how you normally ride (sounds like western?) but you might be able to get a cheap used Bates or Wintec english saddle with the changable gullets to use with the corrective pads in the mean time while you work on his muscle. Those can have narrower gullets than any of the western saddles I've seen. Not saying they will be a perfect fit, but they may be the best option, along with the pads, in the short term to get a reasonably close fit while he continues to change shape.