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  • Dry withers under saddle pad
  • Dry spots under saddle at withers

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    04-21-2013, 02:41 PM
  #11
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Maybe it doesn't fit like it should...I don't know. I need your guys' help!
(He has lost weight over the winter, is slowly gaining it back. That probably has something to do with it.)
Here's one after the ride yesterday. You can see the two dry spots in the front.


Here are some with just the saddle, with saddle and girth (semi-tight) and with the pads I use.



     
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    04-21-2013, 02:46 PM
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    04-21-2013, 02:59 PM
  #13
Trained
Ok, look at this one picture



See how the front of the saddle is up in the air?

With the padding in there it is to tight on him, and the position it is putting your saddle in will be putting you in a very awkward riding position.

Dump the half pad it isn't helping anyone. It actually looks a little better without the padding, what happens when you ride without?
     
    04-21-2013, 03:04 PM
  #14
Yearling
To me it looks like the saddle is a tad too far forward, aside from looking a little narrow.
     
    04-21-2013, 03:15 PM
  #15
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If its leaving dry spots its too big. It also looks to tight with the half pad on. It looks like you need to find a smaller saddle and only use a the normal pad
     
    04-21-2013, 03:31 PM
  #16
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It looks way too narrow causing dry mark pressure points and it is too high at the front and tipping backwards (a clear sign that it is narrow) and putting padding under it will make it much worse! Get a wider saddle.
     
    04-21-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
Ok, look at this one picture



See how the front of the saddle is up in the air?

With the padding in there it is to tight on him, and the position it is putting your saddle in will be putting you in a very awkward riding position.

Dump the half pad it isn't helping anyone. It actually looks a little better without the padding, what happens when you ride without?
I haven't in a while, but next time I'll just ride with the square pad.
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    04-21-2013, 04:09 PM
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So next time I ride (which should be Tuesday) with just the square pad, if there are no dry spots, it was the half pad, and if there still are dry spots, it's the saddle, right?
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    04-21-2013, 04:30 PM
  #19
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Too narrow and the bar angles are too upright for that horse.
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    04-21-2013, 05:21 PM
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Showing
I agree that it looks too narrow, and that the half pad is making it worse.
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