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    04-20-2013, 06:04 PM
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Saddle fit...dry spots behind withers

Lately my saddle has been leaving large spots with no sweat around my horse's withers. I used to have this problem, starting using a half pad, went away, but has now come back. The saddle fits fine. I think part of the problem is my pads (square and half) and saddle have a tendency to slip back while riding, so it puts pressure in a weird spot. But I don't know for sure or if that's the only problem. What would you think? What shoud I do?
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    04-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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Foal
Hi :) are you using a English or western saddle?
Do you have a photo of the dry spots after you've went for a ride?
     
    04-20-2013, 10:00 PM
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English hunt saddle
I have a pic of the saddle pad that shows the dry sp
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    04-20-2013, 10:30 PM
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Trained
Sounds to me like your saddle does not fit properly
     
    04-21-2013, 12:23 AM
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I have a pic of the saddle pad that shows the dry spot, but I can't upload it now because I'm not on my computer.
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    04-21-2013, 12:23 AM
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Sounds to me like your saddle does not fit properly
So what should I do?
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    04-21-2013, 12:37 AM
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If the saddle slips back, it probably doesnt' fit as well as you think.

I don't know what to do. Others with more saddle knowledge might have some good ideas.
     
    04-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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I'll take pictures of him wearing the saddle today and post them.
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    04-21-2013, 12:27 PM
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Make sure you take the pictures without a saddle pad and with the saddle lightly girthed up.
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    04-21-2013, 12:29 PM
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I'll take some with just a saddle and girth and some with the saddle and saddle pad too.
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