I worked Sonny to a sweat on Thursday with the saddle that I bought...and I noticed that his whole back (where the saddle pad/saddle was) was sweaty...besides for two doughnut sized circles on the sides of his withers.
I took pictures of them from both sides
It's not as noticable on the second picture as it is in the first.
I thought that maybe because I was putting my hand where the withers would be (underneath the saddle pad) that was the reason why...also I did some jumping if that would make a difference.
There's no discoloration at that part...nor is it sensitive...I pressed REALLY had on it...took the curry comb and rubbed him and pressed down with it. All he did was turn his head and looked at me as if to say "and what are you supposed to be doing?"
Sonny is a big baby, and I know that if something was bothering him he's definitely let me know.
So, what's y'all think?
If it matters, the saddle (I believe) is a wide tree (or quarter horse sized)...and it's an Abetta western....not sure if it matters though.