Just recently, I realized that my horse has gained so much more muscle than what he had when I got him 7 months ago. My saddle no longer fits as it is too tight on his shoulders. I looked at some saddles at a local tack shop and ended up bringing a new Simco flex tree trail saddle with full bars home to try on him. It fit fine on one side, shoulders not tight....but on the opposite side, the saddle was way tight on his shoulders. Talk about assymetrical! If I go up a size to wide in the saddle I worry that the gullet may sit too low, as on the full bar saddle I brought home, I could barely get three fingers in there.
Ultimately, my plan is to trailer him to the tack shop to try different saddles, only I don't have a truck and trailer and the shop is an hour away...so I am relying on others to help me get there. It may be some time before that happens.....BUT in the meantime I am trying to think of different possible solutions!
If you have ever had a similar problem and found a solution, PLEASE, I BEG YOU!!! Share with me!