Had a new chriropractor out last thursday for our mare whose left side has been off. Had 4-5 accupuncture and chiro sessions late last year and into the spring. Also had a saddlefitter out and confirmed the saddle we had for her fit, although I had doubts when he had us purchase a thinline pad with shims. She has a large spot of white hairs behind her left shoulder blade and a small spot of white hairs on her right side as well behind the shoulder blade. Then she delveoped two white spots about the size of a quarter or so down along her spine on the left side.
I was partly blaming my hubby (his horse) for not riding centered. Bottom line it was not him but her. The saddle would shift with him anywhere from 3-5 inches from the middle to the right. Not as bad now as we began using the back cinch.
The new chiropractor I found put the saddle on her and found it fits in the front but flattens out towards the back making it move around. She may need a saddle that has angle all the way back.Am taking a borrowed Circle Y today to check and chiropractor is coming hopefully sometime this week to check it herself. We were using a Toklat wool blend pad with the thinline pad on top She suggested going out and buying a cheap $40.00 fleece pad. Didn't ask why she thought that might be better. Visited 6 tack stores yesterday and couldn't find a contoured pad with fleece on the bottom. We are going out in a bit to ride and I will take picts of her back and post them here. One woman from out local tack store said it is hard to make a wool contoured pad (with the bottom fleece). Anyone have any suggestions for a saddle that might have this angle we are looking for? She is wide and round with pretty normal withers and just a touch butt high. Any suggestions? Thanks to all who read and comment.