I have a Circle Y Equitation saddle I have been using on Walter. I have never rode him into a hard sweat, so I haven't really examinded his back after a long ride.
Well last night my cousin rode, it was hot and humid, and he had a good workout. He was pretty soaked with sweat after his ride. Took the saddle off, and there were two completely dry spots on each side above? The shoulders, and along the whither.
Does this indicate the saddle is pinching/too tight? I have a halfpad with shoulder inserts kicking around, would this be acceptable to help with lifting it off a tad, until I can afford a new saddle? I only ride 2, maybe 3 times a week, if that. He is mostly on rest right now due to knee/leg problems, but light riding has been approved to help stretch his tendons.
How do I determine what saddle size he needs?
Thank you for any input.