I'm really having trouble with saddle fit here...as some of you may know, my saddle has been leaving dry spots on my horse's back, and when I'm riding in it and stick my fingers under the front by his withers, it feels very tight. I'm very reluctant to use it anymore. Today, however, my farrier, also a trainer, was here shoeing a horse, and I had him look at my saddle on my horse (unfortunately, I was not there, but my dad was.) He looked at it and stuck his hand under it all around and found nothing wrong with it. He said my horse would not need a larger tree (and I agree) and unless I got something custom made they would all be like this. He said dry spots really aren't a bad thing. I beg to differ. I don't want to ride my horse in this saddle anymore because I think it's probably hurting him. So, now what? Get something new, or believe him? Just seeing it on my horse, I understand how he might think it's okay, but even after my dad told him it was rubbing he said it was fine. Help!