So, my coming 4-year old mare has filled out in the past several months. I am wondering if this saddle still fits her? I did take her out on a trail the other day, and she was sweaty everywhere except for a spot on each side of her wither. In reading about this in the past, it was said that this is where there is a pressure point, cutting off circulation to the pores, preventing sweating. I thought I remember reading that that is not always the case, as well.
Here are the dry spots after a trail ride:
Here is the saddle I ride her in. I didn't include the pad just so you can see how it hugs her body:
Here is a wider saddle....The gullet measures 8" I believe. The pad is built up in the front. I've never ridden her in this one.
Are you able to tell if the barrel saddle is Full or Semi QH bars by the width of the gullet? Also, since she has such a short back, would she be a candidate for a gaited horse saddle? Isn't it the twist that is different?