I've been having a bit of paranoia lately as I have been riding my QP mare more often as the weather warms up.
She is terribly out of shape. I got her last month after being left out in a pasture with little contact and no riding for over a year. Basically neglected.
Anyway! That being said, she is out of shape. She has no topline and is in a okay weight but we are still trying to put more on her. She has no muscle at all either. My parents gave me a brand new western saddle for Christmas and I didn't really get to try it out til recently.
On my QP mare the back end sticks up when the cinch is tightened which I know is pretty bad and means that there is more pressure on the withers. It doesn't help that I have to use a breast collar on her or the saddle slips back... Lately I haven't been using one because she has a cut right where the breast collar lays and it started to rub it raw...
I rode her today in a better pad with more fluffy cushion and it seemed to be more comfy for her but still stuck up a bit in the back. She broke out into a sweat today and she was soaked everywheres, her whither was a tad dryer but still pretty sweaty so therefore it wasn't dry just not as sweaty as the rest of her body.
This saddle is semi qh bars and seems to fit fine everywheres else. I'm not sure if it could be complete lack of muscle on her part or if I should sell my new one...it was pretty expensive and has sentimental value so I'd rather not sell it but am open to opinions..
Can get pix if needed.
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