Originally Posted by rockyxpony
So if it were the wool flocking, if I didn't have it checked that often would I still have it checked regularly but less often? If so, is there an idea of how often?
As a sidenote, the saddles I'm looking at are used. The main one I have my eye on right now has wool flocking and the owner says that she recently had it reflocked.
If it's a new or used wool flocked saddle, you should check the saddle fit yourself every so often. I check mine two or three times a year, or whenever I notice my horses changing shape more than just a little. You should also inspect the bottom of your saddle regularly for lumps in the flocking, creases in the leather, uneven spots, etc. I check mine everytime I clean my saddles (once a month). If you notice your saddle not fitting really well, lumps in the flocking, or uneven compression, then you should call out a saddle fitter/repair person.
I have only had to do that once in the last 8 years, but I don't show or ride sensitive horses